FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2009 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 Saturday 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 10 of the 43 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in February 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in an F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 27 SepMiddlesbrough0 - 1West Brom.PREM
2006/2007Tue 27 FebWest Brom.1 - 1MiddlesbroughFAC
2006/2007Sat 17 FebMiddlesbrough2 - 2West Brom.FAC
2005/2006Sun 26 FebWest Brom.0 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sun 27 NovMiddlesbrough2 - 2West Brom.PREM
2004/2005Sat 23 AprMiddlesbrough4 - 0West Brom.PREM
2004/2005Sun 14 NovWest Brom.1 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Boro have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

West Brom. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 21 games have yielded only 18 points. Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 21 points from 21 matches.

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

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Baggies, as the Boro have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
West Brom. Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.