FM Preview: Sheffield United v Middlesbrough 09 Apr 2011

Last updated : 08 April 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Sheffield United v Middlesbrough fixture

Sheffield United prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Blades are clearly on top, having won 28 and lost only 10 of the 49 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was just last season, in January 2010, the The Blades carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sun 22 Aug Middlesbrough 1 - 0 Sheff. Utd. Championship
2009/2010 Sat 16 Jan Sheff. Utd. 1-0 Middlesbrough Championship
2009/2010 Fri 07 Aug Middlesbrough 0 - 0 Sheff. Utd. Championship
2007/2008 Wed 27 Feb Middlesbrough 1 - 0 Sheff. Utd. F.A. Cup
2007/2008 Sun 17 Feb Sheff. Utd. 0 - 0 Middlesbrough F.A. Cup
2006/2007 Mon 01 Jan Middlesbrough 3 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Premiership
2006/2007 Sat 30 Sep Sheff. Utd. 2 - 1 Middlesbrough Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Sheffield United are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower Championship with a return of just 35 points from their 39 games thus far.

Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 45 points from their 38 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Sheffield United 6 2 0 4 4 9 6
Middlesbrough 6 2 3 1 10 11 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Bramall Lane for the The Blades and the Madmen are unable to see past Middlesbrough claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Sheffield United 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 2 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.

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