FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 22 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Swansea City fixture

Swansea City travel to take on Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 12 out of 18 times.

The last time the two teams met at Middlesbrough was more than a decade ago, in January 1995, with Swansea City inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Boro in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 15 AugSwansea City0 - 3MiddlesbroughCHMP
1994/1995Tue 17 JanMiddlesbrough1 - 2Swansea CityFAC
1994/1995Sat 07 JanSwansea City1 - 1MiddlesbroughFAC
1983/1984Fri 27 AprSwansea City2 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1983/1984Sat 26 NovMiddlesbrough1 - 0Swansea CityCHMP
1981/1982Sat 15 MaySwansea City1 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
1981/1982Sat 13 FebMiddlesbrough1 - 1Swansea CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Boro have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

Swansea City's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola Championship, showing a record of 32 points from their 25 games played so far, Swansea City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 40 points from 25 games.

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

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Swans of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Riverside Stadium with Swansea City coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough 5 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Swansea City Not won in previous 2 away matches.