FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 14 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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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 28 and win only 10 of the 49 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2005, the Pompey carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 15 OctMiddlesbrough1 - 1PortsmouthPREM
2004/2005Tue 01 FebPortsmouth2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Pompey's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Middlesbrough's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Boro have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 29 points from their 33 games thus far. Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 40 points from their 32 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Middlesbrough on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Portsmouth. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Last drawn game 7 outings ago.