FM Preview: Derby County v Middlesbrough 14 Apr 2012

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
Derby County 6 3 2 1 8 6 11
Middlesbrough 6 0 4 2 5 8 4

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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