FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 21 October 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle Utd. face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 58 games played, Magpies have recorded 15 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 26 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2006, with Newcastle Utd. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Boro in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 09 AprMiddlesbrough1 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Mon 02 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2004/2005Wed 27 AprNewcastle Utd.0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Boro have scored 4, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Newcastle Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 8 points from their 8 games played so far, Newcastle Utd. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 7 points from their 8 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.6213587

FootyMad's prediction ...

Newcastle Utd. are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Middlesbrough. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough 23 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Newcastle Utd. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.