FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 26 August 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, 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.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 30 AprMan City2-0PortsmouthPREM
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.