FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 11 April 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Portsmouth v Arsenal fixture

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:
2005/2006Wed 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'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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Arsenal Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.