FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough 18 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough fixture

Nottingham Forest prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at City Ground on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 36 games played, Forest have recorded 17 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was less than a year ago, in October 2010, the Forest carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
1998/1999 Sun 01 Nov Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Nottm. Forest Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. While Forest have scored 11, a worringly large 18 have been leaked at the other end.

Middlesbrough's away form is none too clever either, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Boro, and 5 goals against.

Nottingham Forest are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 8 points from their 11 games thus far.

Middlesbrough are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 21 points from 11 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Nottingham Forest 6 1 0 5 7 15 3
Middlesbrough 6 1 4 1 3 3 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Forest at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Boro come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Nottingham Forest Been beaten in each of their previous 4 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 8 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 4 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.

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