FM Preview: Portsmouth v Southampton 18 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 17th December 2011
The game between Portsmouth and Southampton in the Championship on 18th December 2011 at 13:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Portsmouth v Southampton fixture
Southampton travel to take on Portsmouth at Fratton Park at lunchtime on Sunday, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 8 of the 16 previous games, with the hosts winning just 4.
The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was back in April 2005, over five years ago, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Premiership match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2009/2010||Sat 13 Feb||Southampton||1 - 4||Portsmouth||F.A. Cup|
|2004/2005||Sun 24 Apr||Portsmouth||4-1||Southampton||Premiership|
|2004/2005||Sat 29 Jan||Southampton||2 - 1||Portsmouth||F.A. Cup|
|2004/2005||Sat 13 Nov||Southampton||2 - 1||Portsmouth||Premiership|
|2003/2004||Sun 21 Mar||Portsmouth||1 - 0||Southampton||Premiership|
|2003/2004||Sun 21 Dec||Southampton||3 - 0||Portsmouth||Premiership|
|2003/2004||Tue 02 Dec||Southampton||2 - 0||Portsmouth||League Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Pompey, with 6 goals against.
In complete contrast to Portsmouth, Southampton are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Saints have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 26 points from their 20 matches.
Southampton are leading the way in the npower Championship, with their 21 games giving them a return of 43 points.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing appears to be going right for the Saints out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Portsmouth. Away win
|Portsmouth||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Southampton||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here