FM Preview: Scunthorpe United v Portsmouth 19 Jan 2013

Last updated : 18 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Scunthorpe United v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth face a trip to Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 9 games played, Pompey have recorded 2 wins, and Scunthorpe United have come away with 3 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Glanford Park was was two seasons ago, in May 2011, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
1978/1979 Tue 03 Apr Scunthorpe U. 2 - 2 Portsmouth Fourth Division

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Recent respective form guides

Scunthorpe United need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Iron have scored 6, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Pompey have conceded 13 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Scunthorpe United are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 25 points from 27 matches.

Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 21 points from their 26 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Scunthorpe United 6 2 2 2 7 8 8
Portsmouth 6 0 2 4 4 13 2

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Iron, as the Pompey have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Scunthorpe United Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 9 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Portsmouth Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 14 most recent games.

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