FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Derby County 22 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Middlesbrough v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rams will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 37 and win only 15 of the 67 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2011, the Boro carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

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

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Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough remain unbeaten in their last six home games, though five of those have been draws. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

The Rams have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. While the Rams have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 21 points from 12 games.

Derby County are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 21 points from 12 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Middlesbrough 6 0 4 2 2 5 4
Derby County 6 2 3 1 9 9 9

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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 Drawn last 4 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Derby County Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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