FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Southampton 21 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 20th April 2012
The game between Middlesbrough and Southampton in the Championship on 21st April 2012 at 17:20 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Middlesbrough v Southampton fixture
Middlesbrough play host to Southampton at Riverside Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 27 games played, Boro have recorded 11 wins, and Southampton have come away with 9 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Middlesbrough was back in March 2005, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Premiership match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 29 Oct||Southampton||3 - 0||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2004/2005||Sun 20 Mar||Middlesbrough||1-3||Southampton||Premiership|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Dec||Southampton||2 - 2||Middlesbrough||Premiership|
|2003/2004||Mon 12 Apr||Middlesbrough||3 - 1||Southampton||Premiership|
|2003/2004||Sat 27 Sep||Southampton||0 - 1||Middlesbrough||Premiership|
|2002/2003||Sat 11 Jan||Middlesbrough||2 - 2||Southampton||Premiership|
|2002/2003||Sat 17 Aug||Southampton||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's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Boro have conceded a disappointing 7 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.
Southampton's away form is none too clever either, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Saints, and 6 goals against.
Middlesbrough lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 67 points from their 44 games so far.
Southampton are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 85 points from the 44 games they have played so far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Boro at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Saints come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Middlesbrough||Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
|Southampton||8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.
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