FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 01 May 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Manchester United fixture

Man. Utd. face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 21 of the 57 previous games, with the hosts winning just 20.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2008, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Mon 29 DecMan. Utd.1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2008/2009Tue 23 SepMan. Utd.3 - 1MiddlesbroughLGEC
2007/2008Sun 06 AprMiddlesbrough2 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 27 OctMan. Utd.4 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Sat 21 AprMan. Utd.1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Mon 19 MarMan. Utd.1 - 0MiddlesbroughFAC
2006/2007Sat 10 MarMiddlesbrough2 - 2Man. Utd.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 2 conceded.

Man. Utd.'s away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Red Devils, and 10 goals against.

Middlesbrough are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 31 points from their 34 games thus far. Man. Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 77 points from the 33 games played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.651011316

FootyMad's prediction ...

Man. Utd. are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Middlesbrough. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Man. Utd. 6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.