FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 31 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Sheffield United fixture

Middlesbrough play host to Sheffield United at Riverside Stadium on Monday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 46 games played, Boro have recorded 23 wins, and Sheff. Utd. have come away with 13 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Middlesbrough was back in October 1997, over five years ago, with Sheff. Utd. inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Boro in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 30 SepSheff. Utd.2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the Boro score just 6 goals, though they have conceded 3.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 21 points from 21 matches. Sheff. Utd. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 23 points from their 21 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.63127710

FootyMad's prediction ...

Boro go into their game against Sheff. Utd. in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.