FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 28 December 2008 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 39 and win only 13 of the 64 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Man. Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 23 SepMan. Utd.3 - 1MiddlesbroughLGEC
2007/2008Sun 06 AprMiddlesbrough2 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 27 OctMan. Utd.4 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Sat 21 AprMan. Utd.1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Mon 19 MarMan. Utd.1 - 0MiddlesbroughFAC
2006/2007Sat 10 MarMiddlesbrough2 - 2Man. Utd.FAC
2006/2007Sat 02 DecMiddlesbrough1 - 2Man. 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. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 18 goals for the Red Devils, with 8 goals against.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Boro's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Man. Utd. sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 35 points from their 17 games. Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 20 points from 19 matches.

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

With Middlesbrough not hitting the right notes away from home at the moment, the Madmen safely assumes that Man. Utd. will ease to victory over the Boro. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. Unbeaten in the last 22 home games.
Unbeaten run of 10 matches.
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.