FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Portsmouth 06 Aug 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 5th August 2011
The game between Middlesbrough and Portsmouth in the Championship on 6th August 2011 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Middlesbrough v Portsmouth fixture
Portsmouth face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pompey will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 30 and win only 8 of the 55 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in October 2010, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 12 Mar||Portsmouth||0 - 0||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 02 Oct||Middlesbrough||2-2||Portsmouth||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sat 14 Mar||Middlesbrough||1 - 1||Portsmouth||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 13 Sep||Portsmouth||2 - 1||Middlesbrough||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sat 03 May||Middlesbrough||2 - 0||Portsmouth||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Dec||Portsmouth||0 - 1||Middlesbrough||Premier League|
|2006/2007||Tue 30 Jan||Portsmouth||0 - 0||Middlesbrough||Premiership|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 7 conceded.
In complete contrast to Middlesbrough, Portsmouth are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Pompey have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Boro, as the Pompey have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Middlesbrough||Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Portsmouth||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 8 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here