FootyMAD's Scunthorpe United match preview

Last updated : 17 August 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Scunthorpe United v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough travel to take on Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park Stadium on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The last time the two teams met at Scunthorpe U. was way back in the black-and-white days of September 1966, as the Iron edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1966/1967Sat 21 JanMiddlesbrough2 - 1Scunthorpe U.LGE1
1966/1967Sat 17 SepScunthorpe U.3 - 2MiddlesbroughLGE1
1963/1964Sat 28 MarMiddlesbrough2 - 0Scunthorpe U.CHMP
1963/1964Sat 19 OctScunthorpe U.1 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP
1962/1963Fri 29 MarScunthorpe U.1 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1962/1963Sat 10 NovMiddlesbrough4 - 3Scunthorpe U.CHMP
1961/1962Fri 23 MarScunthorpe U.1 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Scunthorpe United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Iron in those games, with 6 conceded.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Boro have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Scunthorpe U.'s 3 points from 2 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Middlesbrough are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 4 points from 2 games.

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

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Iron, as the Boro have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Scunthorpe U. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Middlesbrough 9 games since last away draw.