FootyMAD's Swansea City match preview

Last updated : 08 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Swansea City fixture

Middlesbrough play host to Swansea City at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 12 wins out of 18 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Middlesbrough was more than a decade ago, in January 1995, with Swansea City inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Boro in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 15 AugSwansea City0 - 3MiddlesbroughCHMP
1994/1995Tue 17 JanMiddlesbrough1-2Swansea CityFAC
1994/1995Sat 07 JanSwansea City1 - 1MiddlesbroughFAC
1983/1984Fri 27 AprSwansea City2 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1983/1984Sat 26 NovMiddlesbrough1 - 0Swansea CityCHMP
1981/1982Sat 15 MaySwansea City1 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
1981/1982Sat 13 FebMiddlesbrough1 - 1Swansea CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Boro have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

Swansea City's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Middlesbrough's 32 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Swansea City's total of 37 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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

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

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough 5 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Swansea City Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.