FootyMAD's Bristol City match preview

Last updated : 28 August 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bristol City v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Bristol City at Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 33 games played, Boro have recorded 6 wins, and Bristol City have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in January 2008, with Middlesbrough inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Robins in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 05 JanBristol City1 - 2MiddlesbroughFAC
2006/2007Tue 13 FebMiddlesbrough2 - 2Bristol CityFAC
2006/2007Sat 27 JanBristol City2 - 2MiddlesbroughFAC
1994/1995Sat 04 MarMiddlesbrough3 - 0Bristol CityCHMP
1994/1995Sat 24 SepBristol City0 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1993/1994Sat 04 DecBristol City0 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP
1993/1994Sat 06 NovMiddlesbrough0 - 1Bristol CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Bristol City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The Boro's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Bristol City's 7 points from 4 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Middlesbrough are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 10 points from the 4 games they have played so far.

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

Nothing appears to be going right for the Boro out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Bristol City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol City 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Middlesbrough 11 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.