Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Everton at Riverside Stadium on Friday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 63 games played, Boro have recorded 27 wins, and Everton have come away with 17 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners 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:|
|2008/2009||Sun 16 Nov||Everton||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2007/2008||Tue 01 Jan||Middlesbrough||0-2||Everton||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 30 Sep||Everton||2 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2006/2007||Tue 26 Dec||Everton||0 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Oct||Middlesbrough||2 - 1||Everton||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 29 Apr||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Everton||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 06 Nov||Everton||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Boro have scored 5, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Everton however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The Toffees's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.
Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 18 matches. Everton's 26 points from 18 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Boro at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Toffees come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Middlesbrough||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
|Everton||9 games since last away draw.|