Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 06 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Middlesbrough v Fulham fixture

Fulham face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Wednesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Cottagers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2002, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 16 AugFulham3 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sun 19 JanFulham1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 24 AugMiddlesbrough2 - 2FulhamPREM
2001/2002Tue 19 FebMiddlesbrough2 - 1FulhamPREM
2001/2002Sat 12 JanFulham2 - 1MiddlesbroughPREM
1986/1987Sat 21 FebMiddlesbrough3 - 0FulhamDIV3
1986/1987Sat 27 SepFulham2 - 2MiddlesbroughDIV3

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 2 to 1.

Fulham have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Cottagers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 18 matches. Fulham find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 28 points they have accumulated from 19 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Cottagers has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Middlesbrough. Away win

Sequence statistics:
MiddlesbroughNo sequences of note
FulhamLost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.