Portsmouth face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday evening, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 21 out of 32 times.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2002, with Man City running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a League Division One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2001/2002||Sun 21 Apr||Man City||3 - 1||Portsmouth||LD1|
|2001/2002||Sat 17 Nov||Portsmouth||2 - 1||Man City||LD1|
|1999/2000||Mon 24 Apr||Portsmouth||2 - 2||Man City||LD1|
|1999/2000||Wed 03 Nov||Man City||4 - 2||Portsmouth||LD1|
|1997/1998||Sat 10 Jan||Portsmouth||0 - 3||Man City||LD1|
|1997/1998||Sat 09 Aug||Man City||2 - 2||Portsmouth||LD1|
|1996/1997||Wed 05 Mar||Man City||1 - 1||Portsmouth||LD1|
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.
The Pompey have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Pompey, and 6 goals against.
Man City sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 3 points from their 1 games. Portsmouth's 3 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
A creditable return from recent away games for Pompey could well see them head back from City of Manchester Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw
|Man City||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Portsmouth||4 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.