FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

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History of the Middlesbrough v Fulham fixture

Fulham face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Cottagers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2008, the Boro carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 20 DecFulham3 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Sat 09 FebMiddlesbrough1 - 0FulhamPREM
2007/2008Sat 18 AugFulham1 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Sun 13 MayMiddlesbrough3 - 1FulhamPREM
2006/2007Mon 18 DecFulham2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sun 07 MayFulham1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sun 20 NovMiddlesbrough3 - 2FulhamPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 2 conceded.

Fulham have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Cottagers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Middlesbrough are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 30 points from their 32 games thus far. Fulham's 43 points from 32 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Fulham are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Fulham Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.