FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest 14 Feb 2012

Footymad preview History of the Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottingham Forest face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 35 games played, Forest have recorded 6 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2011, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 18 Oct Nottm. Forest 2 - 0 Middlesbrough Championship
2010/2011 Tue 01 Mar Middlesbrough 1-1 Nottm. Forest Championship
2010/2011 Tue 19 Oct Nottm. Forest 1 - 0 Middlesbrough Championship
2009/2010 Sat 20 Feb Nottm. Forest 1 - 0 Middlesbrough Championship
2009/2010 Sat 21 Nov Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Nottm. Forest Championship
2009/2010 Tue 25 Aug Nottm. Forest 2 - 1 Middlesbrough League Cup
1998/1999 Sat 20 Mar Nottm. Forest 1 - 2 Middlesbrough Premiership

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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.

The away form of Nottingham Forest is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Forest have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough's 47 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

Nottingham Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 25 points from their 29 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Middlesbrough 6 0 3 3 5 10 3
Nottingham Forest 6 0 2 4 2 12 2

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Nottingham Forest Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.

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