FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 03 February 2006 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 afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 15 and lost only 5 of the 29 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was just last season, in December 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 01 OctPortsmouth0 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sat 19 MarPortsmouth1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sat 11 DecNewcastle Utd.1-1PortsmouthPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.

The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Pompey have conceded 17 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Newcastle Utd. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 26 points from their 23 matches. Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 18 points from their 24 games thus far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.6213577

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Portsmouth is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Magpies in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Portsmouth 9 games since last away draw.
No win in the 4 most recent games.