FootyMAD's Sheffield United match preview

Last updated : 06 August 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Sheffield United fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Sheffield United at Riverside Stadium on Friday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Boro are clearly on top, winning 52.08% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in February 2008, the Boro carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in an F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Wed 27 FebMiddlesbrough1-0Sheff. Utd.FAC
2007/2008Sun 17 FebSheff. Utd.0 - 0MiddlesbroughFAC
2006/2007Mon 01 JanMiddlesbrough3 - 1Sheff. Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough 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, 7 to 5.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. Just 5 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 2 have been let in at the wrong end.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Utd.6222338

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Boro. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Sheff. Utd. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.