FM Preview: Scunthorpe United v Portsmouth 07 May 2011

Last updated : 06 May 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Scunthorpe United v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth travel to take on Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 8 games played, Pompey have recorded 2 wins, and Scunthorpe United have come away with 3 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Scunthorpe United was way back in the black-and-white days of January 1980, the Iron carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Fourth Division match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
1978/1979 Tue 03 Apr Scunthorpe U. 2 - 2 Portsmouth Fourth Division
1978/1979 Tue 12 Sep Portsmouth 0 - 0 Scunthorpe U. Fourth Division
1963/1964 Sat 01 Feb Portsmouth 3 - 4 Scunthorpe U. Second Division

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Recent respective form guides

Scunthorpe United's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Iron have scored 6, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Portsmouth's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Pompey have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Scunthorpe United are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower Championship with a return of just 41 points from their 45 games thus far.

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 57 points from their 45 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Scunthorpe United 6 2 1 3 9 12 7
Portsmouth 6 0 3 3 2 9 3

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Pompey out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Scunthorpe United. Away win

Sequence statistics

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

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