FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Southampton 21 Apr 2012

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Last updated : 20 April 2012

Footymad preview History of the Middlesbrough v Southampton fixture

Southampton travel to take on Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 27 games played, Saints have recorded 9 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 11 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Middlesbrough was back in March 2005, over five years ago, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Premiership match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 29 Oct Southampton 3 - 0 Middlesbrough Championship
2004/2005 Sun 20 Mar Middlesbrough 1-3 Southampton Premiership
2004/2005 Sat 11 Dec Southampton 2 - 2 Middlesbrough Premiership
2003/2004 Mon 12 Apr Middlesbrough 3 - 1 Southampton Premiership
2003/2004 Sat 27 Sep Southampton 0 - 1 Middlesbrough Premiership
2002/2003 Sat 11 Jan Middlesbrough 2 - 2 Southampton Premiership
2002/2003 Sat 17 Aug Southampton 0 - 0 Middlesbrough Premiership

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Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Boro have conceded a disappointing 7 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Southampton's away form is none too clever either, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Saints, and 6 goals against.

Middlesbrough lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 67 points from their 44 games so far.

Southampton are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 85 points from the 44 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Middlesbrough 6 1 3 2 4 6 6
Southampton 6 3 1 2 10 9 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Southampton are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Middlesbrough. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Southampton 8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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