FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 5th December 2003
The game between Middlesbrough and Portsmouth in the Premiership on Saturday 6th December 2003 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Portsmouth travel to take on 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 28 and win only 7 of the 47 games.
The last time the two teams met at Middlesbrough was back in November 1997, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1997/1998||Sat 14 Mar||Portsmouth||0 - 0||Middlesbrough||LD1|
|1997/1998||Wed 05 Nov||Middlesbrough||1 - 1||Portsmouth||LD1|
|1994/1995||Sat 03 Dec||Middlesbrough||4 - 0||Portsmouth||LD1|
|1994/1995||Sun 23 Oct||Portsmouth||0 - 0||Middlesbrough||LD1|
|1993/1994||Sat 16 Apr||Middlesbrough||0 - 2||Portsmouth||LD1|
|1993/1994||Tue 02 Nov||Portsmouth||2 - 0||Middlesbrough||LD1|
|1991/1992||Wed 26 Feb||Middlesbrough||2 - 4||Portsmouth||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 3.
Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Pompey have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Middlesbrough's 18 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 15 points from their 14 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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 run of 5 matches.|
|Portsmouth||5 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.