FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 28 October 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Manchester United fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Manchester United at Riverside Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 20 of the 53 previous games, with the Boro winning just 19.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2005, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 29 JanMan Utd.3 - 0MiddlesbroughFAC
2004/2005Sat 01 JanMiddlesbrough0-2Man Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sun 03 OctMan Utd.1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Wed 11 FebMan Utd.2 - 3MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Sun 28 DecMiddlesbrough0 - 1Man Utd.PREM
2002/2003Thu 26 DecMiddlesbrough3 - 1Man Utd.PREM
2002/2003Tue 03 SepMan Utd.1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.

The away form of Man Utd. however, is much more impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the Red Devils pummel 11 goals, and let in 3.

Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 12 points from their 10 games played so far, Man Utd. find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 18 points they have accumulated from 9 games.

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

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Boro of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Man Utd., who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Man Utd. Undefeated in last 10 away games.
7 games since last defeat.