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:|
|2009/2010||Sat 07 Nov||Crystal Palace||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Wed 30 Nov||Middlesbrough||2 - 1||Crystal Palace||LGEC|
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Apr||Crystal Palace||0 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 28 Aug||Middlesbrough||2 - 1||Crystal Palace||PREM|
|1995/1996||Wed 08 Nov||Middlesbrough||2 - 0||Crystal Palace||LGEC|
|1995/1996||Wed 25 Oct||Crystal Palace||2 - 2||Middlesbrough||LGEC|
|1993/1994||Sun 01 May||Middlesbrough||2 - 3||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
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
|Middlesbrough||Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
|Crystal Palace||Last drawn game 4 outings ago.|