Southampton prepare to entertain Portsmouth at St. Marys at lunchtime on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Saints are clearly on top, having won 9 and lost only 4 of the 17 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was less than a year ago, in December 2003, with Southampton running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sun 21 Mar||Portsmouth||1 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 21 Dec||Southampton||3-0||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2003/2004||Tue 02 Dec||Southampton||2 - 0||Portsmouth||LC|
|1995/1996||Sun 07 Jan||Southampton||3 - 0||Portsmouth||FAC|
|1987/1988||Sun 03 Jan||Southampton||0 - 2||Portsmouth||PREM|
|1987/1988||Sat 22 Aug||Portsmouth||2 - 2||Southampton||PREM|
|1983/1984||Sat 28 Jan||Portsmouth||0 - 1||Southampton||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Southampton have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Saints's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Portsmouth's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Pompey's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.
Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 8 points from their 12 games thus far. Portsmouth's 15 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Saints at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Pompey come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Southampton||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Portsmouth||Last drawn game 5 outings ago.|