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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 35 and win only 15 of the 65 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2008, the Boro carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 22 MarMiddlesbrough1 - 0Derby CountyPREM
2007/2008Sat 15 DecDerby County0 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2001/2002Mon 01 AprDerby County0 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2001/2002Sat 03 NovMiddlesbrough5 - 1Derby CountyPREM
2000/2001Sat 13 JanMiddlesbrough4 - 0Derby CountyPREM
2000/2001Wed 06 SepDerby County3 - 3MiddlesbroughPREM
1999/2000Sat 15 JanMiddlesbrough1 - 4Derby CountyPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Boro have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Derby County is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Rams have hit 5 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 20 points from 12 games. Derby County find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 14 points from their 12 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Derby County62137107

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

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Derby County Not won in previous 9 away matches.