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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 20 Nov||Portsmouth||1 - 3||Man City||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Jan||Portsmouth||4 - 2||Man City||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 23 Aug||Man City||1-1||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sun 21 Apr||Man City||3 - 1||Portsmouth||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 17 Nov||Portsmouth||2 - 1||Man City||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Mon 24 Apr||Portsmouth||2 - 2||Man City||CHMP|
|1999/2000||Wed 03 Nov||Man City||4 - 2||Portsmouth||CHMP|
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.
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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
|Man City||5 games since last home draw.|
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
|Portsmouth||Not won in previous 8 away matches.|