FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 01 December 2006 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,

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in October 2005, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Mon 01 MayMan Utd.0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 4 to 3.

Man Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 4 have been let in at the wrong end.

Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 16 points from their 14 matches. Man Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 38 points from the 15 games played.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd.63127410

FootyMad's prediction ...

Middlesbrough are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Man Utd. 10 games since last away draw.