FootyMAD's Fulham match preview

Last updated : 19 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Fulham v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Fulham at Craven Cottage 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2007, with Middlesbrough inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Cottagers in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 09 FebMiddlesbrough1 - 0FulhamPREM
2007/2008Sat 18 AugFulham1 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Sun 13 MayMiddlesbrough3 - 1FulhamPREM
2006/2007Mon 18 DecFulham2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sun 07 MayFulham1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sun 20 NovMiddlesbrough3 - 2FulhamPREM
2004/2005Tue 19 AprMiddlesbrough1 - 1FulhamPREM

Recent respective form guides

Fulham have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Cottagers in those games, with 5 conceded.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Boro's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Fulham's 21 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 20 points from their 17 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Fulham may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Fulham Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Drawn each of their last 4 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.