FM Preview: Portsmouth v Shrewsbury Town 20 Oct 2012

Footymad preview History of the Portsmouth v Shrewsbury Town fixture

Portsmouth play host to Shrewsbury Town at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Pompey have amazingly won all the 9 previous meetings.

The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was amazingly over twenty years ago, in January 1989, with Portsmouth running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Second Division match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
1988/1989 Sat 21 Jan Portsmouth 2-0 Shrewsbury Tn. Second Division
1988/1989 Sat 27 Aug Shrewsbury Tn. 1 - 2 Portsmouth Second Division
1986/1987 Mon 29 Dec Portsmouth 3 - 0 Shrewsbury Tn. Second Division
1986/1987 Sat 15 Nov Shrewsbury Tn. 1 - 0 Portsmouth Second Division
1985/1986 Sat 28 Dec Portsmouth 4 - 0 Shrewsbury Tn. Second Division
1985/1986 Tue 03 Sep Shrewsbury Tn. 1 - 1 Portsmouth Second Division
1984/1985 Sat 30 Mar Shrewsbury Tn. 0 - 0 Portsmouth Second Division

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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, The Pompey's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

The away form of Shrewsbury Town is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Shrews have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Portsmouth see themselves just below half way in the npower League One, showing a record of 15 points from their 12 games played so far,

Shrewsbury Town find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 13 points from their 12 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Portsmouth 6 3 1 2 9 10 10
Shrewsbury Town 6 1 2 3 4 6 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Portsmouth are not exactly setting the world alight at Fratton Park at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Shrewsbury Town in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Portsmouth 6 games since last home draw.
Shrewsbury Town Not won in previous 9 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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