FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace 04 Feb 2012

Last updated : 03 February 2012

Footymad preview History of the Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 22 games played, Eagles have recorded 5 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 10 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2010, the Boro carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 20 Sep Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Middlesbrough League Cup
2011/2012 Sat 17 Sep Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Middlesbrough Championship
2010/2011 Sat 05 Feb Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Middlesbrough Championship
2010/2011 Sat 06 Nov Middlesbrough 2-1 Crystal Palace Championship
2009/2010 Sat 03 Apr Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Crystal Palace Championship
2009/2010 Sat 07 Nov Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Middlesbrough Championship
2005/2006 Wed 30 Nov Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Crystal Palace League Cup

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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. Eagles have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Middlesbrough's total of 46 points from their 28 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Crystal Palace see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 38 points from their 28 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Middlesbrough 6 1 2 3 5 11 5
Crystal Palace 6 1 2 3 4 6 5

For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here

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

Team Sequences
Middlesbrough Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Crystal Palace Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here

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