FootyMAD Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 19 September 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Portsmouth v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Portsmouth are ready to welcome Blackburn Rovers to Fratton Park on Saturday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 30 games played, Pompey have recorded 15 wins, and Blackburn have come away with 6 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Fratton Park was within the last three years, in November 2000, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2000/2001Sun 29 AprBlackburn3 - 1PortsmouthLD1
2000/2001Sat 11 NovPortsmouth2-2BlackburnLD1
2000/2001Tue 26 SepPortsmouth1 - 1BlackburnLC
2000/2001Tue 19 SepBlackburn4 - 0PortsmouthLC
1999/2000Sat 15 AprBlackburn1 - 1PortsmouthLD1
1999/2000Tue 28 DecPortsmouth1 - 2BlackburnLD1
1993/1994Wed 19 JanPortsmouth1 - 3BlackburnFAC

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Pompey, with 5 goals against.

The Rovers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Those games have seen the Rovers pummel 16 goals, and let in 9.

Portsmouth find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 9 points they have accumulated from 5 games. Blackburn's 5 points from 5 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Portsmouth may be coming up against a decent side in Blackburn, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Pompey. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Won 5 successive home games.
13 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Blackburn Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.