FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview

Last updated : 03 May 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Portsmouth v Arsenal fixture

Portsmouth prepare to entertain Arsenal at Fratton Park on Tuesday evening, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 10 of the 29 previous games, with the Pompey winning just 8.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Fratton Park was earlier this season, where Arsenal annihilated the Pompey 1-5 in a F.A. Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 06 MarPortsmouth1-5ArsenalFAC
2003/2004Sat 13 SepArsenal1 - 1PortsmouthPREM
1987/1988Fri 01 JanPortsmouth1 - 1ArsenalDIV1
1987/1988Sat 29 AugArsenal6 - 0PortsmouthDIV1
1970/1971Mon 01 FebArsenal3 - 2PortsmouthFAC
1970/1971Sat 23 JanPortsmouth1 - 1ArsenalFAC
1958/1959Sat 25 AprArsenal5 - 2PortsmouthDIV1

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. Those games have seen the Gunners pummel 13 goals, and let in 6.

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 41 points from their 35 matches. Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 83 points from the 35 games played.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Pompey go into their game against Arsenal in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Arsenal Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.