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History of the Manchester City v Portsmouth fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Sun 21 AprMan City3 - 1PortsmouthLD1
2001/2002Sat 17 NovPortsmouth2 - 1Man CityLD1
1999/2000Mon 24 AprPortsmouth2 - 2Man CityLD1
1999/2000Wed 03 NovMan City4 - 2PortsmouthLD1
1997/1998Sat 10 JanPortsmouth0 - 3Man CityLD1
1997/1998Sat 09 AugMan City2 - 2PortsmouthLD1
1996/1997Wed 05 MarMan City1 - 1PortsmouthLD1

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man City63127310
Portsmouth640213712

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

Sequence statistics:
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.