Southampton face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 25 games played, Saints have recorded 8 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 10 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2003, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw 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||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|
|2000/2001||Sat 30 Sep||Southampton||1 - 3||Middlesbrough||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 6 conceded.
In complete contrast to Middlesbrough, Southampton are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. The Saints's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.
Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 42 points from their 32 games played so far, Southampton's 42 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Boro, as the Saints have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Middlesbrough||Won 4 successive home games.|
7 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
|Southampton||Last drawn game 5 outings ago.|