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Last updated : 27 August 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Portsmouth fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Portsmouth at Riverside Stadium on Monday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Boro are clearly on top, having won 28 and lost only 7 of the 50 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in October 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 15 AprPortsmouth1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 8 conceded.

The Pompey have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Pompey, and 7 goals against.

Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 3 points from their 2 games played so far, Portsmouth sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 4 points from their 2 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Boro go into their game against Portsmouth in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough 19 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Portsmouth No sequences of note