Everton face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 59 games played, Blues have recorded 15 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 26 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2003, when they played out a goalless draw in an League Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sun 19 Sep||Everton||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 27 Mar||Everton||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2003/2004||Wed 03 Dec||Middlesbrough||0 - 0||Everton||LC|
|2003/2004||Sun 21 Sep||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Everton||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 01 Mar||Middlesbrough||1 - 1||Everton||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 14 Sep||Everton||2 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 10 Mar||Middlesbrough||3 - 0||Everton||FAC|
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 13 goals for the Boro, with 4 goals against.
Everton have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Blues's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
Middlesbrough find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 35 points they have accumulated from 22 games. Everton sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 43 points from their 22 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Everton have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Middlesbrough may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win
|Middlesbrough||7 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Everton||4 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.