FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 15 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Middlesbrough fixture

Sheff. Utd. 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 27 and lost only 10 of the 48 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bramall Lane was two seasons ago, in February 2008, when they played out a goalless draw in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
1997/1998Sun 05 OctMiddlesbrough1 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the The Blades score just 5 goals, though they have conceded 2.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Sheff. Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 35 points from their 24 games so far. Middlesbrough's 32 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Middlesbrough is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the The Blades in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.