FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Derby County 03 Oct 2012

Last updated : 02 October 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Middlesbrough v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Wednesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 38 and win only 15 of the 68 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in October 2011, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 14 Apr Derby County 0 - 1 Middlesbrough Championship
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

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Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 6 conceded.

Derby County have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Rams have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough's 12 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

Derby County's 11 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Middlesbrough 6 3 0 3 10 11 9
Derby County 6 3 1 2 11 7 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Rams, but one which we believe will end in stalemate. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Middlesbrough 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 13 .
Derby County Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

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