FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 10 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Southampton v Middlesbrough fixture

Southampton prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at St. Marys on Saturday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Saints are clearly on top, having won 13 and lost only 5 of the 25 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was just last season, in September 2003, with Middlesbrough inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Saints in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2000/2001Sat 24 FebMiddlesbrough0 - 1SouthamptonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Southampton haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Boro have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 12 points from their 16 games thus far. Middlesbrough find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 28 points they have accumulated from 16 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Southampton are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.