Arsenal face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park at tea-time on Saturday, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 11 of the 31 previous games, with the hosts winning just 8.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2004, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Pompey in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Wed 28 Dec||Arsenal||4 - 0||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 05 Mar||Arsenal||3 - 0||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 19 Dec||Portsmouth||0 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2003/2004||Tue 04 May||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|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||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Pompey's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.
Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 24 points from their 30 games thus far. Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 50 points they have accumulated from 30 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Arsenal are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win
|Portsmouth||Not drawn a match in their last 6 .|
|Arsenal||9 games since last away draw.|
5 games since last defeat.