FM Preview: Portsmouth v Walsall 15 Sep 2012

Footymad preview History of the Portsmouth v Walsall fixture

Portsmouth play host to Walsall at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pompey are clearly on top, having won 7 and lost only 2 of the 12 games.

The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was back in November 2002, over five years ago, as the Pompey squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a League Division One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2002/2003 Sat 05 Apr Walsall 1 - 2 Portsmouth League Division One
2002/2003 Sat 30 Nov Portsmouth 3-2 Walsall League Division One
2001/2002 Sat 02 Mar Portsmouth 1 - 1 Walsall League Division One
2001/2002 Tue 18 Sep Walsall 0 - 0 Portsmouth League Division One
1999/2000 Sat 29 Apr Walsall 1 - 0 Portsmouth League Division One
1999/2000 Tue 19 Oct Portsmouth 5 - 1 Walsall League Division One
1988/1989 Sat 18 Feb Portsmouth 1 - 1 Walsall Second Division

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Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Pompey's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Walsall's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Saddlers have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 5 points from their 5 matches.

Walsall's 8 points from 5 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Portsmouth 6 1 3 2 10 10 6
Walsall 6 2 2 2 5 9 8

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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 Walsall claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Portsmouth Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Walsall No sequences of note

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