FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 29 December 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 Wednesday evening, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 12 of the 35 previous games, with the hosts winning just 8.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners 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:
2009/2010Sat 22 AugArsenal4 - 1PortsmouthPREM
2008/2009Sat 02 MayPortsmouth0 - 3ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Pompey, with 8 goals against.

Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Gunners's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Portsmouth find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 19 games have yielded only 14 points. Arsenal's total of 38 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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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 16 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Arsenal 5 games since last defeat.