Sheff. Wed. travel to take on Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Owls will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 27 and win only 9 of the 47 games.
The last time the two teams met at Middlesbrough was more than a decade ago, in March 2000, the Boro carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Tue 15 Sep||Sheff. Wed.||1 - 3||Middlesbrough||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Sat 25 Mar||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Sheff. Wed.||PREM|
|1999/2000||Sun 26 Dec||Sheff. Wed.||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|1998/1999||Sat 27 Feb||Sheff. Wed.||3 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|1998/1999||Sat 03 Oct||Middlesbrough||4 - 0||Sheff. Wed.||PREM|
|1996/1997||Sat 01 Mar||Sheff. Wed.||3 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|1996/1997||Sat 18 Jan||Middlesbrough||4 - 2||Sheff. Wed.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 4 conceded.
The away form of Sheff. Wed. is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While the The Owls have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Middlesbrough lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 58 points from their 42 games so far. Sheff. Wed. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 45 points from their 42 games thus far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The Owls are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Middlesbrough. Home win
|Middlesbrough||Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
|Sheff. Wed.||Previous 4 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.