FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 22 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v West Bromwich Albion fixture

Middlesbrough are ready to welcome West Bromwich Albion to Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Boro are clearly on top, having won 26 and lost only 6 of the 41 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was within the last three years, in April 2003, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 14 NovWest Brom.1 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 05 AprMiddlesbrough3-0West Brom.PREM
2002/2003Sat 30 NovWest Brom.1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
1997/1998Sat 04 AprWest Brom.2 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1997/1998Sat 29 NovMiddlesbrough1 - 0West Brom.CHMP
1994/1995Sat 01 AprWest Brom.1 - 3MiddlesbroughCHMP
1994/1995Wed 14 SepMiddlesbrough2 - 1West Brom.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Boro have scored 8, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

West Brom.'s away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The The Baggies's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Middlesbrough's 46 points from 33 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. West Brom. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 29 points from 33 matches.

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

Its been a distinctly poor show from Middlesbrough at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Boro will at least gain a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
West Brom. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.