Middlesbrough face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 33 and win only 11 of the 60 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2006, the Rovers carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 11 Aug||Middlesbrough||1 - 2||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Dec||Blackburn R.||2 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 23 Sep||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 18 Mar||Blackburn R.||3 - 2||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 26 Dec||Middlesbrough||0 - 2||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Wed 21 Dec||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||LGEC|
|2004/2005||Sat 05 Feb||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Blackburn R.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Blackburn Rovers's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Rovers have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Middlesbrough however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.
Blackburn R.'s 36 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 22 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This is a game which sees both teams in reasonable shape, and one which the Madmen are pretty confident will end up as a draw. No-score draw
|Blackburn R.||8 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Middlesbrough||5 games since last away draw.|