FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 26 April 2009 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 Monday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 18 and lost only 6 of the 33 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was just last season, in November 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-4 winners in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 14 DecPortsmouth0 - 3Newcastle Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 12 AprPortsmouth0 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. Magpies have conceded a disappointing 9 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Portsmouth's away form is none too clever either, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While the Pompey have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Newcastle Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 30 points from their 33 games thus far. Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 37 points from their 33 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.60244102

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Magpies at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Pompey come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 8 home matches.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
Portsmouth Not won in previous 6 away matches.