FM Preview: Derby County v Middlesbrough 14 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 13th April 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Derby County and Middlesbrough at 15:00 on 14th April 2012 in the Championship.
History of the Derby County v Middlesbrough fixture
Derby County prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 65 games played, Rams have recorded 31 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 20 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Pride Park was just last season, in September 2010, with Derby County running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 22 Oct||Middlesbrough||2 - 0||Derby County||Championship|
|2010/2011||Tue 08 Mar||Middlesbrough||2 - 1||Derby County||Championship|
|2010/2011||Tue 28 Sep||Derby County||3-1||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2009/2010||Tue 16 Mar||Derby County||2 - 2||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2009/2010||Tue 20 Oct||Middlesbrough||2 - 0||Derby County||Championship|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Mar||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Derby County||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sat 15 Dec||Derby County||0 - 1||Middlesbrough||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Derby County have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.
Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Boro's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
Derby County's 60 points from 42 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
Middlesbrough lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 63 from their 42 games so far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but we think that Rams's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Middlesbrough. Home Win
|Derby County||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
|Middlesbrough||Not won in previous 5 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 8 most recent games.
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