FootyMAD's Queens Park Rangers match preview

Last updated : 04 December 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough travel to take on Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The Boro have drawn 11 of the 19 contests, but lost the remainder.

The last time the two teams met at Q.P.R. was more than a decade ago, in March 1998, with Q.P.R. annihilating their visitors 5 - 0 in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1997/1998Wed 04 MarQ.P.R.5 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP
1997/1998Tue 13 JanMiddlesbrough2 - 0Q.P.R.FAC
1997/1998Sat 03 JanQ.P.R.2 - 2MiddlesbroughFAC
1997/1998Sat 08 NovMiddlesbrough3 - 0Q.P.R.CHMP
1995/1996Sat 02 DecQ.P.R.1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
1995/1996Sat 21 OctMiddlesbrough1 - 0Q.P.R.PREM
1992/1993Sat 09 JanMiddlesbrough0 - 1Q.P.R.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Queens Park Rangers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 17 goals for the Rangers, with 8 goals against.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Boro, and 9 goals against.

Q.P.R.'s total of 28 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Middlesbrough's 26 points from 18 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is a game in which both sides are showing indifferent form, so the Madmen are expecting the Boro to come away from it with a creditable draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Q.P.R. Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.