FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

Last updated : 19 March 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Southampton fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Southampton at Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 26 games played, Boro have recorded 11 wins, and Southampton have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2004, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 11 DecSouthampton2 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Mon 12 AprMiddlesbrough3-1SouthamptonPREM
2003/2004Sat 27 SepSouthampton0 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 11 JanMiddlesbrough2 - 2SouthamptonPREM
2002/2003Sat 17 AugSouthampton0 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2001/2002Wed 06 MarSouthampton1 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
2001/2002Sat 29 SepMiddlesbrough1 - 3SouthamptonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Boro's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Saints's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Middlesbrough's 42 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 24 points from their 29 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its not been a very profitable last few weeks for Middlesbrough, and I'm afraid the Footymad team cannot see it getting too much better here. Look no further than honours being even at the end of this one. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Southampton Last drawn game 4 outings ago.