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:|
|2003/2004||Mon 12 Apr||Middlesbrough||3 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 27 Sep||Southampton||0-1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 11 Jan||Middlesbrough||2 - 2||Southampton||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 17 Aug||Southampton||0 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2001/2002||Wed 06 Mar||Southampton||1 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 29 Sep||Middlesbrough||1 - 3||Southampton||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sat 24 Feb||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
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.
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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
|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.