FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 30 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 36 and win only 13 of the 59 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2005, with Man Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 29 OctMiddlesbrough4 - 1Man Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Red Devils have smashed 12 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 0.

In complete contrast to Man Utd., Middlesbrough are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Boro have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Man Utd. sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 79 points from their 36 games. Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 43 points from their 35 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd.64117513

FootyMad's prediction ...

Boro are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Man Utd.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. Unbeaten in the last 22 home games.
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 13 outings ago.