FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

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History of the Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottm. Forest travel to take on Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 33 games played, Forest have recorded 6 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 12 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Middlesbrough was more than a decade ago, in November 1998, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 25 AugNottm. Forest2 - 1MiddlesbroughLGEC
1998/1999Sat 20 MarNottm. Forest1 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
1998/1999Sun 01 NovMiddlesbrough1 - 1Nottm. ForestPREM
1997/1998Sun 01 MarNottm. Forest4 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP
1997/1998Wed 26 NovMiddlesbrough0 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
1996/1997Mon 24 MarMiddlesbrough1 - 1Nottm. ForestPREM
1996/1997Sat 24 AugNottm. Forest1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Boro have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Nottm. Forest's away form is none too clever either, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The Forest's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Middlesbrough's 24 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Nottm. Forest lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 25 from their 16 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest63307412

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nottm. Forest are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Middlesbrough. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough 8 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Nottm. Forest Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.