FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 24 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Portsmouth v Arsenal fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Wed 28 DecArsenal4 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2004/2005Sat 05 MarArsenal3 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2004/2005Sun 19 DecPortsmouth0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Tue 04 MayPortsmouth1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Sat 06 MarPortsmouth1 - 5ArsenalFAC
2003/2004Sat 13 SepArsenal1 - 1PortsmouthPREM
1987/1988Fri 01 JanPortsmouth1 - 1ArsenalPREM

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Arsenal 9 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.