FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 01 May 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Portsmouth v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 11 of the 34 previous games, with the hosts winning just 8.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2007, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 28 DecArsenal1 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2007/2008Wed 26 DecPortsmouth0 - 0ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Gunners, and 1 goals against.

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 38 points from their 34 matches. Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 65 points from their 34 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Gunners has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Portsmouth. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Arsenal Not won in previous 2 away matches.