FootyMAD's Blackpool match preview

Last updated : 07 December 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Blackpool fixture

Middlesbrough play host to Blackpool at Riverside Stadium on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 19 wins out of 28 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Middlesbrough was amazingly over twenty years ago, in November 1986, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
1986/1987Sat 21 MarBlackpool0 - 1MiddlesbroughLGE1
1986/1987Sat 15 NovMiddlesbrough3-0BlackpoolFAC
1986/1987Sat 11 OctMiddlesbrough1 - 3BlackpoolLGE1
1973/1974Sat 09 FebMiddlesbrough0 - 0BlackpoolCHMP
1973/1974Sat 22 SepBlackpool0 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP
1972/1973Fri 02 FebMiddlesbrough2 - 0BlackpoolCHMP
1972/1973Sat 30 SepBlackpool0 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Boro have conceded a disappointing 9 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

The away form of Blackpool is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Seasiders have hit 8 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough's total of 29 points from their 19 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Blackpool lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 28 from their 19 games so far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the Boro to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Blackpool Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.