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Last updated : 29 September 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough travel to take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 26 and win only 10 of the 46 games.

The last time the two teams met at Sheff. Utd. was back in April 1998, over five years ago, the The Blades carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1997/1998Tue 07 AprSheff. Utd.1 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP
1997/1998Sun 05 OctMiddlesbrough1 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1994/1995Mon 17 AprMiddlesbrough1 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1994/1995Mon 26 DecSheff. Utd.1 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1992/1993Tue 09 FebSheff. Utd.2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
1992/1993Sat 05 SepMiddlesbrough2 - 0Sheff. Utd.PREM
1989/1990Sat 20 JanSheff. Utd.1 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 4.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Sheff. Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 6 games have yielded only 2 points. Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 5 points from 6 matches.

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

Middlesbrough are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Bramall Lane with a well-deserved point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Middlesbrough Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.