FootyMAD Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 12 September 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Arsenal v Portsmouth fixture

Arsenal play host to Portsmouth at Highbury on Saturday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 26 games played, Gunners have recorded 13 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 6 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Arsenal was well over fifteen years ago, back in August 1987, with Arsenal annihilating their visitors 6-0 in a First Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1987/1988Fri 01 JanPortsmouth1 - 1ArsenalDIV1
1987/1988Sat 29 AugArsenal6-0PortsmouthDIV1
1958/1959Sat 25 AprArsenal5 - 2PortsmouthDIV1
1958/1959Sat 06 DecPortsmouth0 - 1ArsenalDIV1
1957/1958Sat 29 MarPortsmouth5 - 4ArsenalDIV1
1957/1958Sat 16 NovArsenal3 - 2PortsmouthDIV1
1956/1957Sat 12 JanArsenal1 - 1PortsmouthDIV1

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Gunners, with 7 goals against.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Pompey, and 5 goals against.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 12 points from the 4 games played. Portsmouth sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 8 points from their 4 games.

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Arsenal may be coming up against a decent side in Portsmouth, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gunners. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Won 4 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Portsmouth Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
8 games since last defeat.