FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Tuesday, 22nd August 2006
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Middlesbrough and Chelsea at 20:00 on Wednesday 23rd August 2006 in the Premiership.
Chelsea face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 52 games played, Blues have recorded 11 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 25 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2006, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 11 Feb||Middlesbrough||3 - 0||Chelsea||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 03 Dec||Chelsea||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2004/2005||Tue 04 Jan||Chelsea||2 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 25 Sep||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Apr||Chelsea||0 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 05 Oct||Middlesbrough||1 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 04 Jan||Chelsea||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Boro, with 8 goals against.
Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 leaked at the wrong end.
Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 0 points from their 1 games played so far, Chelsea sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 3 points from their 1 games.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing appears to be going right for the Blues out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Middlesbrough. Away win
|Middlesbrough||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
|Chelsea||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.