FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 25 December 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 Wednesday evening, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 11 of the 33 previous games, with the hosts winning just 8.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2007, when they played out a goalless 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:
2007/2008Sun 02 SepArsenal3 - 1PortsmouthPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

Arsenal's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Gunners's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 10 against.

Portsmouth's 30 points from 18 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 43 points from the 18 games played.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Arsenal are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Portsmouth. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Arsenal Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.