Arsenal face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Wednesday evening, 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's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Pompey have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
Arsenal's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Gunners's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.
Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 28 points from their 32 games thus far. Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 53 points they have accumulated from 32 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The away form of the Gunners has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Portsmouth. Away win
|Portsmouth||Unbeaten run of 4 matches.|
|Arsenal||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.