FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 12 May 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Portsmouth v Arsenal fixture

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.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 16 DecArsenal2 - 2PortsmouthPREM
2005/2006Wed 12 AprPortsmouth1 - 1ArsenalPREM
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.