FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 10 November 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 on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2007, the Pompey carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 10 FebPortsmouth2 - 1Man. CityPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Pompey, with 7 goals against.

Man. City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Sky Blues have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Portsmouth find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 22 points they have accumulated from 12 games. Man. City sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 25 points from their 12 games.

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

With Man. City only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Fratton Park will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Man. City Last drawn game 8 outings ago.