FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 01 September 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Portsmouth fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Portsmouth at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, having won 16 and lost only 6 of the 31 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was less than a year ago, in December 2006, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 13 MayPortsmouth0 - 0ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Gunners, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Arsenal, Portsmouth are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Pompey have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 7 points they have accumulated from 3 games. Portsmouth's 5 points from 4 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Arsenal may be coming up against a decent side in Portsmouth, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gunners. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 12 matches.
Portsmouth Not won in previous 12 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.