FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

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History of the Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough fixture

Nottm. Forest prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at City Ground on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 34 games played, Forest have recorded 15 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was earlier this season, the Forest carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in an League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 21 NovMiddlesbrough1 - 1Nottm. ForestCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Forest, with 2 goals against.

In complete contrast to Nottm. Forest, Middlesbrough are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Boro have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Nottm. Forest are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 58 points from 32 games. Middlesbrough's 44 points from 32 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest6303849
Middlesbrough63218511

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nottm. Forest may be coming up against a decent side in Middlesbrough, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Forest. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Nottm. Forest Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.