FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 13 March 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Portsmouth fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Portsmouth at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Boro are clearly on top, having won 30 and lost only 8 of the 53 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2008, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 2-0 winners 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:
2008/2009Sat 13 SepPortsmouth2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2007/2008Sat 03 MayMiddlesbrough2-0PortsmouthPREM
2007/2008Sat 29 DecPortsmouth0 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Tue 30 JanPortsmouth0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2006/2007Mon 28 AugMiddlesbrough0 - 4PortsmouthPREM
2005/2006Sat 15 AprPortsmouth1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Sat 15 OctMiddlesbrough1 - 1PortsmouthPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These games have seen the Boro score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 2.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Pompey's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Middlesbrough are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 26 points from their 28 games thus far. Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 28 points from their 27 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Portsmouth is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Boro in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Portsmouth Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.