FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Blackburn Rovers at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 60 games played, Boro have recorded 25 wins, and Blackburn R. have come away with 23 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in August 2007, with Blackburn R. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Boro in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 25 OctBlackburn R.1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Sat 19 JanBlackburn R.1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Sat 11 AugMiddlesbrough1-2Blackburn R.PREM
2006/2007Sat 30 DecBlackburn R.2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Sat 23 SepMiddlesbrough0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2005/2006Sat 18 MarBlackburn R.3 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Mon 26 DecMiddlesbrough0 - 2Blackburn R.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.

Blackburn R.'s away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Rovers have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 21 points from their 23 games thus far. Blackburn R. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 22 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Riverside Stadium for the Boro and the Madmen are unable to see past Blackburn R. claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Blackburn R. Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.