FM Preview: Portsmouth v Scunthorpe United 23 Nov 2013

Footymad preview History of the Portsmouth v Scunthorpe United fixture

Portsmouth prepare to entertain Scunthorpe United at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pompey are clearly on top, having won 5 and lost only 2 of the 9 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Fratton Park was just last season, in September 2012, the Pompey carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Tue 05 Feb Scunthorpe U. 2 - 1 Portsmouth League One
2012/2013 Sat 29 Sep Portsmouth 2-1 Scunthorpe U. League One
2010/2011 Sat 07 May Scunthorpe U. 1 - 1 Portsmouth Championship
2010/2011 Tue 01 Mar Portsmouth 2 - 0 Scunthorpe U. Championship
2003/2004 Sat 24 Jan Portsmouth 2 - 1 Scunthorpe U. F.A. Cup
1979/1980 Sat 26 Jan Scunthorpe U. 1 - 0 Portsmouth Fourth Division
1979/1980 Sat 25 Aug Portsmouth 6 - 1 Scunthorpe U. Fourth Division

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Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Pompey in those games, with 6 conceded.

Scunthorpe United have an average recent record on the road, remaining unbeaten in the last six, though five of those have been draws. The Iron's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 4 against.

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 15 matches.

Scunthorpe United's 24 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Portsmouth 6 2 2 2 7 10 8
Scunthorpe United 6 2 2 2 3 7 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Pompey, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Portsmouth Won 3 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Scunthorpe United Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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