FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 19 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Bolton Wanderers fixture

Bolton Wdrs. face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 56 games played, The Trotters have recorded 14 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 28 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2006, as the Boro edged out their past their rivals by a score of 4 - 3 in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 16 SepBolton Wdrs.0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Wed 03 MayBolton Wdrs.1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sun 26 MarMiddlesbrough4 - 3Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2004/2005Sat 12 FebBolton Wdrs.0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Sun 07 NovMiddlesbrough1 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2003/2004Sat 03 AprMiddlesbrough2 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2003/2004Sun 29 FebMiddlesbrough2 - 1Bolton Wdrs.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 7 conceded.

Bolton Wdrs. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The The Trotters's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 27 points from their 23 matches. Bolton Wdrs. find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 40 points they have accumulated from 23 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bolton Wdrs.641111613

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bolton Wdrs. 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 Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Bolton Wdrs. 7 games since last away draw.