FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 26 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Middlesbrough fixture

Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at St. James' Park on Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 30 and lost only 12 of the 55 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was just last season, in February 2004, the Magpies carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 14 AugMiddlesbrough2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 21 FebNewcastle Utd.2-1MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Sat 18 OctMiddlesbrough0 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2002/2003Wed 05 MarMiddlesbrough1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2002/2003Mon 04 NovNewcastle Utd.2 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2001/2002Wed 26 DecNewcastle Utd.3 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2001/2002Sat 08 SepMiddlesbrough1 - 4Newcastle Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Magpies in those games, with 4 conceded.

In complete contrast to Newcastle Utd., Middlesbrough are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Boro have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Newcastle Utd. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 38 points from their 33 matches. Middlesbrough's 49 points from 34 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.61055133

FootyMad's prediction ...

Newcastle Utd. are starting to turn St. James' Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occassion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. 10 games since last home draw.
Latest 5 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Middlesbrough 4 games since last away draw.