FM Preview: Portsmouth v Barnsley 15 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Portsmouth v Barnsley fixture

Portsmouth prepare to entertain Barnsley at Fratton Park at tea-time on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pompey are clearly on top, having won 13 and lost only 5 of the 24 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Fratton Park was less than a year ago, in February 2011, the Pompey carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 19 Feb Portsmouth 1-0 Barnsley Championship
2010/2011 Sat 20 Nov Barnsley 1 - 0 Portsmouth Championship
2001/2002 Sat 02 Feb Portsmouth 4 - 4 Barnsley League Division One
2001/2002 Fri 28 Sep Barnsley 1 - 4 Portsmouth League Division One
2000/2001 Sun 06 May Portsmouth 3 - 0 Barnsley League Division One
2000/2001 Sat 25 Nov Barnsley 1 - 0 Portsmouth League Division One
1999/2000 Sat 29 Jan Portsmouth 3 - 0 Barnsley League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.

Barnsley have an average recent record on the road, remaining unbeaten in the last six, though five of those have been draws. The Tykes's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Portsmouth are currently lying in 19th place in npower Championship having mustered a points tally of 9 from their 10 matches played.

Barnsley find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 12 points from their 10 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Portsmouth 6 1 1 4 7 10 4
Barnsley 6 1 5 0 6 4 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Fratton Park for the Pompey and the Madmen are unable to see past Barnsley claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Portsmouth Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Barnsley Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
8 games since last defeat.

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