FM Preview: Walsall v Portsmouth 04 Jan 2013

Last updated : 03 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Walsall v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth travel to take on Walsall at Bescot Stadium on Friday evening,

The last time the two teams met at Walsall was back in April 2003, over five years ago, with Portsmouth inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Saddlers in a League Division One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 15 Sep Portsmouth 1 - 2 Walsall League One
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

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Recent respective form guides

Walsall are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Saddlers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Pompey have hit 4 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Walsall find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 26 matches.

Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 21 points from their 25 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Walsall 6 3 1 2 10 11 10
Portsmouth 6 0 3 3 5 12 3

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Walsall Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Portsmouth Not won in previous 7 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 13 most recent games.

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