This afternoon sees the 99th competitive meeting between Middlesbrough and Leeds United with the pair set to face-off at The Riverside Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship.

There have been few meetings as important as the latest one with both clubs currently in the mix to win promotion back to the English Premier League.

Ahead of the match, we look at the facts and figures which summarise previous meetings between these two proud clubs.

3 – Former Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford scored a hat-trick against Leeds United in the same fixture last season. He could line-up for The Whites this afternoon after signing a four-year deal at Elland Road in the summer

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1 – Leeds United have scored just one goal in their previous five trips to The Riverside Stadium, that goal coming from Alex Mowatt in a 1-0 success nearly four years ago

62 – Leeds United enjoyed 62% of the possession when the two clubs met at Elland Road in August, although they were unable to find a winning goal as they dropped points for only the second time this season with a goalless draw

38 – The West Yorkshiremen have more wins than Boro in their 98 meetings. The Whites have won 38 matches compared to Middlesbrough’s total of 32

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1946 – Middlesbrough’s biggest win over Leeds United came in 1946 when they won 7-2 at Ayresome Park in an FA Cup third round replay. The two sides had battled out a thrilling 4-4 draw in the original tie at Elland Road

2 – Leeds United’s greatest margin of victory at The Riverside Stadium is two goals. Their most recent win by that margin came in 2012 when Robert Snodgrass and Luciano Becchio scored early goals as The Whites went on to record a 2-0 success

7 – There were seven English players who started for Middlesbrough in last season’s 3-0 victory over Leeds United on Teesside. Kalvin Phillips was the only English player in the visitors’ starting line-up

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8 – August’s meeting a Elland Road was something of a bad tempered affair with eight players being booked by match referee Tim Robinson

27,621 – A crowd of 27,621 was recorded at The Riverside Stadium for last season’s fixture as Middlesbrough beat Leeds United 3-0

1926 – The first-ever meeting between Middlesbrough and Leeds United came in 1926 when Boro won 5-1 in an FA Cup third round tie

This afternoon’s fixture kicks-off at 3pm with the two sides currently separated by seven points in the Sky Bet Championship table.

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