Sheff. Utd. face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Blades will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 16 Jan||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
|2009/2010||Fri 07 Aug||Middlesbrough||0 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|2007/2008||Wed 27 Feb||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||FAC|
|2007/2008||Sun 17 Feb||Sheff. Utd.||0 - 0||Middlesbrough||FAC|
|2006/2007||Mon 01 Jan||Middlesbrough||3 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Sep||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|1997/1998||Tue 07 Apr||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.
Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 1 points from 2 matches. Sheff. Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower Championship with a return of just 1 points from their 2 games thus far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Not a lot has been going right generally for Sheff. Utd. on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Middlesbrough. Score draw
|Middlesbrough||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
|Sheff. Utd.||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.