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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sun 09 Apr||Middlesbrough||1 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 02 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 2||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2004/2005||Wed 27 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 14 Aug||Middlesbrough||2 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 21 Feb||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 18 Oct||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Wed 05 Mar||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Newcastle 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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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
|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.