FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 01 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Portsmouth v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a tough match at Portsmouth tonight. They badly need to get a good result and turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 27 and win only 10 of the 48 games played at Fratton Park.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2004, with Portsmouth annihilating their visitors 5 - 1 in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 24 OctMiddlesbrough1 - 1PortsmouthPREM
2003/2004Sat 15 MayPortsmouth5 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Sat 06 DecMiddlesbrough0 - 0PortsmouthPREM
1997/1998Sat 14 MarPortsmouth0 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP
1997/1998Wed 05 NovMiddlesbrough1 - 1PortsmouthCHMP
1994/1995Sat 03 DecMiddlesbrough4 - 0PortsmouthCHMP
1994/1995Sun 23 OctPortsmouth0 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three. Only 5 goals have been scored in these games, with seven conceded.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just one and draw two of their last six. While the Boro have hit eight goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 27 points from their 24 matches. Middlesbrough are in a respectable 6th spot, courtesy of 37 points from 24 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Boro on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in their fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Portsmouth. Away win

Sequence statistics:
PortsmouthLatest three games ended in defeat.
MiddlesbroughNot won in previous two away matches.
No win in three most recent games.