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LUFC Middlesbrough v Leeds statistically speaking

Vital Leeds looks at the form and stats of both Middlesbrough and Leeds United ahead of the game at the Riverside.

Middlesbrough

Boro beat Barnsley 2-0 at home in midweek to make it four wins in five games.

So far this season at home, they have won 7, drawn 8 and lost 3.

Their eight draws at home this season is the most along with Crystal Palace at home this season.

Since the start of 2012, they have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2 of their six championship home games.

They have scored just 19 goals at home this season with only Doncaster (13), Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace (18) scoring less.

There have been just 34 goals at the Riverside this season, with only The Keepmoat (Doncaster) 30 and Selhurst Park (Crystal Palace) 28, seeing less goals.

Marvin Emnes is the clubs leading goalscorer this season having netted 15 goals, including the only goal of the game when the sides met at Leeds in August.

Boro are currently in 4th place in the championship, with 59 points from 34 games.

Recent form: LWWLWW

Leeds
The whites come into the game on the back of a 0-0 draw at Hull City on Tuesday.

So far this season on their travels, they have won 6, drawn 6 and lost 6 although they have won just one game on the road since the end of November.

Leeds have now failed to score in their last two away games, with them both finishing 0-0.

If Leeds fail to score at Boro, it will be the first time since February 2009 that they have failed to score in three consecutive away games.

Despite failing to score in their last two away games, only West Ham (28) and Blackpool (32) have scored more away goals than Leeds (27) this season.

They have failed to score in their three games since Neil Warnock took over, drawing two and losing one.

If Leeds fail to score against Boro, it will be the first time they have not scored in four consecutive games since March/April 2010.

Leeds have won just one of their last six games when they beat Doncaster Rovers 3-2 in caretaker manager Neil Readfearn`s last game in charge.

Leeds are currently tenth in the table with 50 points from 35 games.

Recent form: LLWdLd

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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Sunday March 11 2012
Time: 8:00AM

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