FM Preview: Bury v Portsmouth 10 Nov 2012

Last updated : 09 November 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Bury v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth travel to take on Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pompey will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 7 and win only 3 of the 13 games.

The last time the two teams met at Bury was more than a decade ago, in September 1998, the Shakers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
1998/1999 Sat 13 Feb Portsmouth 2 - 1 Bury League Division One
1998/1999 Tue 08 Sep Bury 2-1 Portsmouth League Division One
1997/1998 Tue 03 Mar Portsmouth 1 - 1 Bury League Division One
1997/1998 Sat 08 Nov Bury 0 - 2 Portsmouth League Division One
1977/1978 Sat 11 Mar Bury 0 - 0 Portsmouth Third Division
1977/1978 Sat 15 Oct Portsmouth 1 - 1 Bury Third Division
1976/1977 Sat 23 Apr Bury 1 - 0 Portsmouth Third Division

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Recent respective form guides

Bury are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Shakers's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Pompey's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Bury are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 12 points from their 16 games thus far.

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 18 points from their 16 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bury 6 3 2 1 8 6 11
Portsmouth 6 2 0 4 6 7 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

With Portsmouth only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Gigg Lane will be a good result. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bury Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Portsmouth Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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