FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 09 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Portsmouth v Manchester City fixture

Man City face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 36 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 10 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 18 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2006, the Pompey carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 23 AugMan City0 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2005/2006Sat 11 MarPortsmouth2 - 1Man CityPREM
2005/2006Sat 27 AugMan City2 - 1PortsmouthPREM
2004/2005Sat 30 AprMan City2 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2004/2005Sat 20 NovPortsmouth1 - 3Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sat 10 JanPortsmouth4 - 2Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sat 23 AugMan City1 - 1PortsmouthPREM

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Pompey in those games, with 4 conceded.

The Sky Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Sky Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Portsmouth's 38 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Man City find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 30 points from their 25 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man City6222688

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is a game which sees both teams in reasonable shape, and one which the Madmen are pretty confident will end up as a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Man City Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.