The game between Middlesbrough and Portsmouth in the Championship on 6th August 2011 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.

Footymad preview 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.