FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 25 February 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Bromwich Albion v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 23 and win only 9 of the 41 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2004, with Middlesbrough inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the The Baggies in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 27 NovMiddlesbrough2 - 2West Brom.PREM
2004/2005Sat 23 AprMiddlesbrough4 - 0West Brom.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the The Baggies in those games, with 4 conceded.

The Boro have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Boro's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

West Brom. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 26 points from 26 matches. Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 28 points from 25 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Brom.62136107

FootyMad's prediction ...

Boro's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with West Brom., believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Brom. No sequences of note
Middlesbrough 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.