FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 25 November 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 Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 17 and lost only 5 of the 31 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was earlier this season, with Newcastle Utd. running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 25 OctNewcastle Utd.3-0PortsmouthLGEC
2005/2006Sat 04 FebNewcastle Utd.2 - 0PortsmouthPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These games have seen the Magpies score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Pompey have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Newcastle Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 13 matches. Portsmouth sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 23 points from their 13 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Magpies. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Portsmouth Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.