FM Preview: Portsmouth v Middlesbrough 03 Mar 2012

Last updated : 02 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Portsmouth v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 30 and win only 11 of the 54 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2011, when they played out a goalless draw in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 06 Aug Middlesbrough 2 - 2 Portsmouth Championship
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

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Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 4.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Boro's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 26 points from their 32 games thus far.

Middlesbrough lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 53 from their 32 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Portsmouth 6 1 2 3 4 5 5
Middlesbrough 6 2 2 2 8 8 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Boro of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Fratton Park with Middlesbrough coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Portsmouth Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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