FootyMAD's Scunthorpe United match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Scunthorpe United fixture

Middlesbrough play host to Scunthorpe United at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having managed to conjure up a win from 5 of the previous 7 games.

The last time the two teams met at Middlesbrough was way back in the black-and-white days of January 1967, the Boro carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Third Division match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 18 AugScunthorpe U.0 - 2MiddlesbroughCHMP
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

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 7 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

The away form of Scunthorpe U. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Iron have hit 4 goals, 17 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 29 points from their 22 games played so far, Scunthorpe U. are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 23 from their 21 matches played.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Scunthorpe U.61325106

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 Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Scunthorpe U. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 9 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.