FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 12 November 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Southampton v Portsmouth fixture

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:
2003/2004Sun 21 MarPortsmouth1 - 0SouthamptonPREM
2003/2004Sun 21 DecSouthampton3-0PortsmouthPREM
2003/2004Tue 02 DecSouthampton2 - 0PortsmouthLC
1995/1996Sun 07 JanSouthampton3 - 0PortsmouthFAC
1987/1988Sun 03 JanSouthampton0 - 2PortsmouthPREM
1987/1988Sat 22 AugPortsmouth2 - 2SouthamptonPREM
1983/1984Sat 28 JanPortsmouth0 - 1SouthamptonFAC

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:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Portsmouth Last drawn game 5 outings ago.