FM Preview: Coventry City v Portsmouth 24 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the Coventry City v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth face a trip to Coventry City at Ricoh Arena on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 8 out of 12 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ricoh Arena was just last season, in August 2010, with Coventry City running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 03 Dec Portsmouth 2 - 1 Coventry City Championship
2010/2011 Tue 12 Apr Portsmouth 0 - 3 Coventry City Championship
2010/2011 Sat 07 Aug Coventry City 2 - 0 Portsmouth Championship
2009/2010 Tue 12 Jan Coventry City 1 - 2 Portsmouth F.A. Cup
2009/2010 Sat 02 Jan Portsmouth 1 - 1 Coventry City F.A. Cup
2002/2003 Wed 19 Mar Coventry City 0 - 4 Portsmouth League Division One
2002/2003 Sat 19 Oct Portsmouth 1 - 1 Coventry City League Division One

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

Recent respective form guides

Coventry City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Sky Blues in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Pompey have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Coventry City are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 32 points from their 38 games thus far.

Portsmouth find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 37 games have yielded only 30 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Coventry City 6 1 4 1 5 6 7
Portsmouth 6 1 2 3 5 7 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Sky Blues, as the Pompey have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Coventry City Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 4 games.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Portsmouth Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.

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