FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace 04 Feb 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 3rd February 2012
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Middlesbrough take on Crystal Palace in a Championship match on 4th February 2012 at 15:00.
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
|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
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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||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