Man City prepare to entertain Portsmouth at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 23 wins out of 35 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2005, with Man City running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 30 Apr||Man City||2-0||Portsmouth||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the Sky Blues score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 2.
The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Pompey have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.
Man City sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 7 points from their 3 games. Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 1 points from their 3 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
With the Sky Blues being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win
|Man City||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 11 matches.
|Portsmouth||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 11 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.