Derby County travel to take on 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 34 and win only 15 of the 64 games.
The last time the two teams met at Middlesbrough was back in November 2001, over five years ago, with Middlesbrough annihilating their visitors 5 - 1 in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 15 Dec||Derby County||0 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2001/2002||Mon 01 Apr||Derby County||0 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 03 Nov||Middlesbrough||5 - 1||Derby County||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 13 Jan||Middlesbrough||4 - 0||Derby County||PREM|
|2000/2001||Wed 06 Sep||Derby County||3 - 3||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|1999/2000||Sat 15 Jan||Middlesbrough||1 - 4||Derby County||PREM|
|1999/2000||Sat 14 Aug||Derby County||1 - 3||Middlesbrough||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 4 goals scored and conceded.
The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Rams have hit 4 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 31 points from their 30 games played so far, Derby County find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 30 games have yielded only 10 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Boro, as the Rams have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Middlesbrough||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Derby County||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 16 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 27 most recent games.