FM Preview: Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough 27 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough fixture

Ipswich Town prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Portman Road on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 19 wins out of 29 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Portman Road was less than a year ago, in April 2011, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3-3 draw in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 24 Sep Middlesbrough 0 - 0 Ipswich Town Championship
2010/2011 Tue 12 Apr Ipswich Town 3-3 Middlesbrough Championship
2010/2011 Sat 07 Aug Middlesbrough 1 - 3 Ipswich Town Championship
2009/2010 Sat 06 Feb Ipswich Town 1 - 1 Middlesbrough Championship
2009/2010 Sat 12 Sep Middlesbrough 3 - 1 Ipswich Town Championship
2002/2003 Wed 06 Nov Ipswich Town 3 - 1 Middlesbrough League Cup
2001/2002 Wed 24 Apr Ipswich Town 1 - 0 Middlesbrough Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Tractor Boys have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded 5.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Boro's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.

Ipswich Town see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 51 points from their 38 games played so far,

Middlesbrough's total of 61 points from their 38 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Ipswich Town 6 3 2 1 11 7 11
Middlesbrough 6 2 2 2 7 8 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Ipswich Town are starting to turn Portman Road into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Ipswich Town Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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