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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sun 13 May||Portsmouth||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|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|
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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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
|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.