FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 06 August 2009 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 Friday evening, 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 February 2008, the Boro carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in an F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
1997/1998Sun 05 OctMiddlesbrough1 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1994/1995Mon 17 AprMiddlesbrough1 - 1Sheff. Utd.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 5.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. Just 5 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 2 have been let in at the wrong end.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.6222338

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for The Blades could well see them head back from Riverside Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.