FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Portsmouth 06 Aug 2011

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Last updated : 05 August 2011

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.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

Team P W D L F A P
Middlesbrough 6 4 1 1 14 7 13
Portsmouth 6 0 3 3 2 9 3

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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.

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