Arsenal face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Tuesday evening, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 10 of the 29 previous games, with the hosts winning just 8.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, where Arsenal annihilated the Gunners 1 - 5 in a F.A. Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Mar||Portsmouth||1 - 5||Arsenal||FAC|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Sep||Arsenal||1 - 1||Portsmouth||PREM|
|1987/1988||Fri 01 Jan||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Arsenal||DIV1|
|1987/1988||Sat 29 Aug||Arsenal||6 - 0||Portsmouth||DIV1|
|1970/1971||Mon 01 Feb||Arsenal||3 - 2||Portsmouth||FAC|
|1970/1971||Sat 23 Jan||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Arsenal||FAC|
|1958/1959||Sat 25 Apr||Arsenal||5 - 2||Portsmouth||DIV1|
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. Those games have seen the Gunners pummel 13 goals, and let in 6.
Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 41 points from their 35 matches. Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 83 points from the 35 games played.
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 ...
Gunners's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Portsmouth, believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|Portsmouth||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
|Arsenal||Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.