Man City pack their bags to visit Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 32 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 9 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 15 victories.
The previous match played between the two at Fratton Park was within the last three years, in November 2001, the Pompey carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 23 Aug||Man City||1 - 1||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 21 Apr||Man City||3 - 1||Portsmouth||LD1|
|2001/2002||Sat 17 Nov||Portsmouth||2 - 1||Man City||LD1|
|1999/2000||Mon 24 Apr||Portsmouth||2 - 2||Man City||LD1|
|1999/2000||Wed 03 Nov||Man City||4 - 2||Portsmouth||LD1|
|1997/1998||Sat 10 Jan||Portsmouth||0 - 3||Man City||LD1|
|1997/1998||Sat 09 Aug||Man City||2 - 2||Portsmouth||LD1|
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Pompey in those games, with 6 conceded.
The away form of Man City is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Sky Blues have conceded 11 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclaycard Premiership with a return of just 19 points from their 20 games thus far. Man City find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 20 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Pompey, as the Sky Blues have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Portsmouth||22 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Man City||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 12 most recent games.