FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Derby County 08 Mar 2011

Last updated : 07 March 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Middlesbrough v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Tuesday 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 36 and win only 15 of the 66 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2009, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2001/2002 Mon 01 Apr Derby County 0 - 1 Middlesbrough Premiership
2001/2002 Sat 03 Nov Middlesbrough 5 - 1 Derby County Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Boro's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Derby County's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 37 points from 34 matches.

Derby County find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 40 points from their 35 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Middlesbrough 6 1 1 4 9 16 4
Derby County 6 1 2 3 2 6 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Rams out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Middlesbrough. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Derby County Undefeated in last 3 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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