FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 14 May 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Portsmouth v Middlesbrough fixture

Portsmouth play host to Middlesbrough at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pompey are clearly on top, having won 26 and lost only 10 of the 47 games.

The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was back in March 1998, over five years ago, when they played out a goalless draw 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:
2003/2004Sat 06 DecMiddlesbrough0 - 0PortsmouthPREM
1997/1998Sat 14 MarPortsmouth0-0MiddlesbroughLD1
1997/1998Wed 05 NovMiddlesbrough1 - 1PortsmouthLD1
1994/1995Sat 03 DecMiddlesbrough4 - 0PortsmouthLD1
1994/1995Sun 23 OctPortsmouth0 - 0MiddlesbroughLD1
1993/1994Sat 16 AprMiddlesbrough0 - 2PortsmouthLD1
1993/1994Tue 02 NovPortsmouth2 - 0MiddlesbroughLD1

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Boro have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 42 points from their 37 matches. Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 48 points from their 37 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Middlesbrough is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Pompey in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.