Portsmouth travel to take on Arsenal at Highbury on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 26 games played, Pompey have recorded 6 wins, and Arsenal have come away with 13 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Arsenal was well over fifteen years ago, back in August 1987, with Arsenal annihilating their visitors 6 - 0 in a First Division match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1987/1988||Fri 01 Jan||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Arsenal||DIV1|
|1987/1988||Sat 29 Aug||Arsenal||6 - 0||Portsmouth||DIV1|
|1958/1959||Sat 25 Apr||Arsenal||5 - 2||Portsmouth||DIV1|
|1958/1959||Sat 06 Dec||Portsmouth||0 - 1||Arsenal||DIV1|
|1957/1958||Sat 29 Mar||Portsmouth||5 - 4||Arsenal||DIV1|
|1957/1958||Sat 16 Nov||Arsenal||3 - 2||Portsmouth||DIV1|
|1956/1957||Sat 12 Jan||Arsenal||1 - 1||Portsmouth||DIV1|
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Gunners, with 7 goals against.
Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Pompey, and 5 goals against.
Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 12 points from the 4 games played. Portsmouth sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 8 points from their 4 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Gunners. Home win
|Arsenal||Won 4 successive home games.|
6 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Portsmouth||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
8 games since last defeat.