FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace 03 Apr 2010

Last updated : 02 April 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace travel to take on Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 20 games played, Eagles have recorded 5 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 9 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Middlesbrough was just over four years ago, in November 2005, the Boro carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 07 NovCrystal Palace1 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP
2005/2006Wed 30 NovMiddlesbrough2 - 1Crystal PalaceLGEC
2004/2005Sat 02 AprCrystal Palace0 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Sat 28 AugMiddlesbrough2 - 1Crystal PalacePREM
1995/1996Wed 08 NovMiddlesbrough2 - 0Crystal PalaceLGEC
1995/1996Wed 25 OctCrystal Palace2 - 2MiddlesbroughLGEC
1993/1994Sun 01 MayMiddlesbrough2 - 3Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 4 conceded.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Eagles's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Middlesbrough's 54 points from 40 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Crystal Palace are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 42 points from their 40 games thus far.

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Boro, as the Eagles have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Crystal Palace Last drawn game 4 outings ago.