Arsenal face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Sunday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 11 of the 32 previous games, with the hosts winning just 8.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2006, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 16 Dec||Arsenal||2 - 2||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2005/2006||Wed 12 Apr||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.
In complete contrast to Portsmouth, Arsenal are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Gunners have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Portsmouth's 53 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 67 points from their 37 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Gunners, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. No-score draw
|Portsmouth||Won 3 successive home games.|
6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Arsenal||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.