Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 20 March 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Portsmouth v Southampton fixture

Southampton travel to take on Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Sunday afternoon, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Saints have winning an impressive 8 games, and losing 2.

The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was well over fifteen years ago, back in August 1987, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a First Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 21 DecSouthampton3 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2003/2004Tue 02 DecSouthampton2 - 0PortsmouthLC
1995/1996Sun 07 JanSouthampton3 - 0PortsmouthFAC
1987/1988Sun 03 JanSouthampton0 - 2PortsmouthDIV1
1987/1988Sat 22 AugPortsmouth2 - 2SouthamptonDIV1
1983/1984Sat 28 JanPortsmouth0 - 1SouthamptonFAC
1975/1976Tue 06 AprPortsmouth0 - 1SouthamptonDIV2

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. While Pompey have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Southampton is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Saints have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclaycard Premiership with a return of just 24 points from their 28 games thus far. Southampton see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 36 points from their 28 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Southampton are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Fratton Park with a well-deserved point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
PortsmouthFailed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
SouthamptonNot won in previous 6 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.