FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 29 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Portsmouth fixture

Man City prepare to entertain Portsmouth at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sky Blues are clearly on top, having won 22 and lost only 5 of the 34 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was just last season, in August 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 20 NovPortsmouth1 - 3Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sat 10 JanPortsmouth4 - 2Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sat 23 AugMan City1-1PortsmouthPREM
2001/2002Sun 21 AprMan City3 - 1PortsmouthCHMP
2001/2002Sat 17 NovPortsmouth2 - 1Man CityCHMP
1999/2000Mon 24 AprPortsmouth2 - 2Man CityCHMP
1999/2000Wed 03 NovMan City4 - 2PortsmouthCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Sky Blues in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Pompey have hit 4 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man City's 45 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 38 points from their 35 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Sky Blues's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Portsmouth. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Man City 5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Portsmouth Not won in previous 8 away matches.