FootyMAD's Everton match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
Footymad preview
History of the Middlesbrough v Everton fixture

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:
2008/2009Sun 16 NovEverton1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Tue 01 JanMiddlesbrough0-2EvertonPREM
2007/2008Sun 30 SepEverton2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Tue 26 DecEverton0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Sat 14 OctMiddlesbrough2 - 1EvertonPREM
2005/2006Sat 29 AprMiddlesbrough0 - 1EvertonPREM
2005/2006Sun 06 NovEverton1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.