FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Sheffield United 22 Aug 2010

Last updated : 21 August 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Sheffield United fixture

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:
2009/2010Sat 16 JanSheff. Utd.1 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP
2009/2010Fri 07 AugMiddlesbrough0 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2007/2008Wed 27 FebMiddlesbrough1 - 0Sheff. Utd.FAC
2007/2008Sun 17 FebSheff. Utd.0 - 0MiddlesbroughFAC
2006/2007Mon 01 JanMiddlesbrough3 - 1Sheff. Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 30 SepSheff. Utd.2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
1997/1998Tue 07 AprSheff. Utd.1 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.