FM Preview: Portsmouth v Sheffield United 20 Apr 2013

Last updated : 19 April 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Portsmouth v Sheffield United fixture

Portsmouth are ready to welcome Sheffield United to Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pompey are clearly on top, winning 52.78% of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Fratton Park was within the last three years, in March 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
2012/2013 Mon 29 Oct Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Portsmouth League One
2010/2011 Sat 05 Mar Portsmouth 1-0 Sheff. Utd. Championship
2010/2011 Sat 18 Sep Sheff. Utd. 1 - 0 Portsmouth Championship
2006/2007 Sat 13 Jan Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Portsmouth Premiership
2006/2007 Sat 23 Dec Portsmouth 3 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Premiership
2002/2003 Mon 13 Jan Portsmouth 1 - 2 Sheff. Utd. League Division One
2002/2003 Tue 13 Aug Sheff. Utd. 1 - 1 Portsmouth League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These games have seen the Pompey score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 2.

Sheffield United's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The The Blades's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 39 points from their 43 games thus far.

Sheffield United are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 74 points from 43 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Portsmouth 6 2 3 1 5 3 9
Sheffield United 6 2 3 1 6 5 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Pompey are in quite good form at home, but the FootyMad team thinks on this occasion, Sheffield United will prove too strong and win this game comfortably. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Portsmouth Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Sheffield United No sequences of note

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