FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 19th December 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Newcastle United and Middlesbrough at 13:00 on Sunday, 20th December 2009 in the Championship.
Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at St. James' Park at lunchtime on Sunday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 31 and lost only 12 of the 60 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was less than a year ago, in May 2009, with Newcastle Utd. running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Mon 11 May||Newcastle Utd.||3-1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 29 Nov||Middlesbrough||0 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 03 Feb||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 26 Aug||Middlesbrough||2 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 03 Mar||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 22 Oct||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 09 Apr||Middlesbrough||1 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Magpies, with 3 goals against.
Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Boro, and 7 goals against.
Newcastle Utd. are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 21 games giving them a return of 46 points. Middlesbrough's 29 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its good news for Newcastle Utd. fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Magpies. Home win
|Newcastle Utd.||Won 4 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
|Middlesbrough||An overall losing run of 2 games.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.