FM Preview: Portsmouth v Birmingham City 20 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 19th March 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Portsmouth and Birmingham City at 19:45 on 20th March 2012 in the Championship.
History of the Portsmouth v Birmingham City fixture
Portsmouth are ready to welcome Birmingham City to Fratton Park on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 45 games played, Pompey have recorded 17 wins, and Birmingham City have come away with 12 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Fratton Park was within the last three years, in March 2010, with Birmingham City inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Pompey in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Tue 07 Feb||Birmingham C.||1 - 0||Portsmouth||Championship|
|2009/2010||Tue 09 Mar||Portsmouth||1-2||Birmingham C.||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 06 Mar||Portsmouth||2 - 0||Birmingham C.||F.A. Cup|
|2009/2010||Wed 19 Aug||Birmingham C.||1 - 0||Portsmouth||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Wed 12 Mar||Portsmouth||4 - 2||Birmingham C.||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sat 24 Nov||Birmingham C.||0 - 2||Portsmouth||Premier League|
|2005/2006||Sat 21 Jan||Birmingham C.||5 - 0||Portsmouth||Premiership|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.
Birmingham City's away form is none too clever either, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Those games have seen the Blues pummel 14 goals, and let in 7.
Portsmouth find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 36 games have yielded only 27 points.
Birmingham City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 59 points from 36 games.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Pompey at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Blues come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Portsmouth||Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
|Birmingham City||Not won in previous 2 away matches.
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