FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 10 December 2004 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Portsmouth fixture

Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain Portsmouth at St. James' Park on Saturday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 15 and lost only 5 of the 28 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was just last season, in October 2003, with Newcastle Utd. running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sun 29 FebPortsmouth1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 25 OctNewcastle Utd.3-0PortsmouthPREM
1992/1993Tue 09 FebPortsmouth2 - 0Newcastle Utd.CHMP
1992/1993Sat 12 SepNewcastle Utd.3 - 1PortsmouthCHMP
1991/1992Sat 25 AprNewcastle Utd.1 - 0PortsmouthCHMP
1991/1992Sat 05 OctPortsmouth3 - 1Newcastle Utd.CHMP
1990/1991Sat 23 MarPortsmouth0 - 1Newcastle Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Magpies have scored 7, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Pompey have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 20 points from their 16 games played so far, Portsmouth's 21 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.62138107

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Newcastle Utd.'s indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Portsmouth. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Portsmouth 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.