FM Preview: Portsmouth v Hartlepool United 26 Jan 2013

Last updated : 25 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Portsmouth v Hartlepool United fixture

Portsmouth play host to Hartlepool United at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Pompey have drawn both of the previous games against their opponents, however.

The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was way back in the black-and-white days of November 1979, the Pompey carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Fourth Division match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
1979/1980 Sat 03 Nov Portsmouth 2-1 Hartlepool U. Fourth Division
1979/1980 Sat 18 Aug Hartlepool U. 0 - 3 Portsmouth Fourth Division
1978/1979 Sat 18 Nov Portsmouth 3 - 0 Hartlepool U. Fourth Division
1978/1979 Fri 25 Aug Hartlepool U. 1 - 1 Portsmouth Fourth Division

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Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth's home form is most definitely relegation standard, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While Pompey have scored 4, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Hartlepool United's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Pools have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 21 points from their 26 games thus far.

Hartlepool United find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 27 games have yielded only 13 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Portsmouth 6 0 2 4 4 13 2
Hartlepool United 6 1 1 4 5 10 4

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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 Hartlepool United claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Portsmouth Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 14 most recent games.
Hartlepool United No win in the 3 most recent games.

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