FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Sunderland fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Sunderland at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 70 games played, Boro have recorded 32 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 21 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in September 2007, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 20 SepSunderland2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Sat 26 AprSunderland3 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Sat 22 SepMiddlesbrough2-2SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Tue 31 JanSunderland0 - 3MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sun 25 SepMiddlesbrough0 - 2SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 22 FebSunderland1 - 3MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Tue 10 SepMiddlesbrough3 - 0SunderlandPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.

Sunderland's away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the The Black Cats have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 20 points from 20 matches. Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 20 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Riverside Stadium for the Boro and the Madmen are unable to see past Sunderland claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Sunderland 7 games since last away draw.