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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 15 Aug||Swansea City||0 - 3||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
|1994/1995||Tue 17 Jan||Middlesbrough||1-2||Swansea City||FAC|
|1994/1995||Sat 07 Jan||Swansea City||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||FAC|
|1983/1984||Fri 27 Apr||Swansea City||2 - 1||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
|1983/1984||Sat 26 Nov||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Swansea City||CHMP|
|1981/1982||Sat 15 May||Swansea City||1 - 2||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|1981/1982||Sat 13 Feb||Middlesbrough||1 - 1||Swansea City||PREM|
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 see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 32 points from their 25 games played so far, Swansea City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 40 points from 25 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Boro at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Swans come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Middlesbrough||5 games since last home draw.|
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Swansea City||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|