FM Preview: Nottingham Forest v Portsmouth 28 Apr 2012

Footymad preview History of the Nottingham Forest v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth face a trip to Nottingham Forest at City Ground at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pompey will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City Ground was just last season, in January 2011, the Forest carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 05 Nov Portsmouth 3 - 0 Nottm. Forest Championship
2010/2011 Sat 15 Jan Nottm. Forest 2-1 Portsmouth Championship
2010/2011 Sat 30 Oct Portsmouth 2 - 1 Nottm. Forest Championship
2003/2004 Wed 29 Oct Nottm. Forest 2 - 4 Portsmouth League Cup
2002/2003 Sat 28 Dec Nottm. Forest 1 - 2 Portsmouth League Division One
2002/2003 Sat 10 Aug Portsmouth 2 - 0 Nottm. Forest League Division One
2001/2002 Wed 30 Jan Nottm. Forest 0 - 1 Portsmouth League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Nottingham Forest are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

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 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Nottingham Forest are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 47 points from 45 matches.

Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower Championship with a return of just 40 points from their 45 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Nottingham Forest 6 2 1 3 5 4 7
Portsmouth 6 2 1 3 10 14 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Nottingham Forest Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Portsmouth Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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