FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 08 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Newcastle United fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Newcastle United at Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 57 games played, Boro have recorded 26 wins, and Newcastle Utd. have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in August 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw 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 02 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Wed 27 AprNewcastle Utd.0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Sat 14 AugMiddlesbrough2-2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 21 FebNewcastle Utd.2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Sat 18 OctMiddlesbrough0 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2002/2003Wed 05 MarMiddlesbrough1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2002/2003Mon 04 NovNewcastle Utd.2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Boro, with 5 goals against.

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Magpies have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 40 points from their 31 matches. Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 42 points from their 32 games played so far,

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

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

Middlesbrough may be coming up against a decent side in Newcastle Utd., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Boro. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Won 4 successive home games.
11 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Newcastle Utd. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.