FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 19th December 2008
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Fulham and Middlesbrough at 15:00 on Saturday, 20th December 2008 in the Premier League.
Fulham prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Cottagers are clearly on top, winning 51.85% of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was just last season, in August 2007, with Middlesbrough inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Cottagers in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 09 Feb||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Fulham||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 18 Aug||Fulham||1-2||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 13 May||Middlesbrough||3 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2006/2007||Mon 18 Dec||Fulham||2 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 07 May||Fulham||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 20 Nov||Middlesbrough||3 - 2||Fulham||PREM|
|2004/2005||Tue 19 Apr||Middlesbrough||1 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Fulham have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Cottagers in those games, with 5 conceded.
Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Boro's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Fulham's 21 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 20 points from their 17 games played so far,
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Middlesbrough is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Cottagers in a close run game. Home Win
|Fulham||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.|
Drawn each of their last 4 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Middlesbrough||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
No win in the 5 most recent games.
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