FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 11 April 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Portsmouth v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle Utd. face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 33 games played, Magpies have recorded 11 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2007, the Pompey carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 03 NovNewcastle Utd.1 - 4PortsmouthPREM
2006/2007Sat 14 AprPortsmouth2 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 26 NovNewcastle Utd.1 - 0PortsmouthPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Pompey, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Portsmouth, Newcastle Utd. are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Magpies have hit 6 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Portsmouth find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 56 points they have accumulated from 33 games. Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 38 points from their 33 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.631210610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Magpies are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Portsmouth. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
Newcastle Utd. Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.