Portsmouth travel to take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pompey will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 21 and win only 5 of the 33 games.
The last time the two teams met at Aston Villa was back in January 1998, over five years ago, the Villans carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a F.A. Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 16 Aug||Portsmouth||2 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|1997/1998||Wed 14 Jan||Aston Villa||1 - 0||Portsmouth||FAC|
|1997/1998||Sat 03 Jan||Portsmouth||2 - 2||Aston Villa||FAC|
|1985/1986||Mon 13 Jan||Aston Villa||3 - 2||Portsmouth||FAC|
|1985/1986||Sat 04 Jan||Portsmouth||2 - 2||Aston Villa||FAC|
|1974/1975||Tue 18 Feb||Portsmouth||2 - 3||Aston Villa||DIV2|
|1974/1975||Sat 23 Nov||Aston Villa||2 - 0||Portsmouth||DIV2|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 5 conceded.
In complete contrast to Aston Villa, Portsmouth are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Pompey have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Aston Villa's 24 points from 19 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Portsmouth are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 19 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Pompey are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Aston Villa. Home win
|Aston Villa||Won 4 successive home games.|
7 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
|Portsmouth||Not won in previous 5 away matches.|
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.