History of the Middlesbrough v Watford fixture
Watford face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 16 games played, Hornets have recorded 5 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 8 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in November 2011, the Boro carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2012/2013||Sat 06 Oct||Watford||1 - 2||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2011/2012||Sat 28 Apr||Watford||2 - 1||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2011/2012||Sat 05 Nov||Middlesbrough||1-0||Watford||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 19 Mar||Middlesbrough||2 - 1||Watford||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 25 Sep||Watford||3 - 1||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Mar||Watford||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 17 Oct||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Watford||Championship|
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Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Boro, with 6 goals against.
The Hornets have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Those games have seen the Hornets pummel 16 goals, and let in 9.
Middlesbrough are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 47 points from 26 games.
Watford's total of 40 points from their 25 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Middlesbrough is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win
|Middlesbrough||Won 5 successive home games.
10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 13 .
|Watford||An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
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