Sheff. Utd. play host to Middlesbrough at Bramall Lane at tea-time on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Blades are clearly on top, having won 26 and lost only 10 of the 46 games.
The last time the two teams met at Sheff. Utd. was back in April 1998, over five years ago, the The Blades carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1997/1998||Tue 07 Apr||Sheff. Utd.||1-0||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sun 05 Oct||Middlesbrough||1 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Mon 17 Apr||Middlesbrough||1 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Mon 26 Dec||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
|1992/1993||Tue 09 Feb||Sheff. Utd.||2 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|1992/1993||Sat 05 Sep||Middlesbrough||2 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||PREM|
|1989/1990||Sat 20 Jan||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Sheffield United 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, 5 to 4.
The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.
Sheff. Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 6 games have yielded only 2 points. Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 5 points from 6 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
None of the two sides are showing much worthwhile form at present, so the Madmen can look no further than a single point for the The Blades. No-score draw
|Sheff. Utd.||Not drawn a match in their last 3 .|
|Middlesbrough||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.