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
Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Portsmouth at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Boro are clearly on top, having won 30 and lost only 8 of the 55 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium 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
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Attention punters! We see this as an opportunity for the Boro to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. 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