FootyMAD's Birmingham City match preview

Last updated : 11 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Portsmouth v Birmingham City fixture

Portsmouth are ready to welcome Birmingham City to Fratton Park on Monday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 39 games played, Pompey have recorded 14 wins, and Birmingham C. have come away with 11 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Fratton Park was within the last three years, in October 2001, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 27 SepBirmingham C.2 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2001/2002Sun 07 AprBirmingham C.1 - 1PortsmouthLD1
2001/2002Tue 30 OctPortsmouth1-1Birmingham C.LD1
2000/2001Mon 16 AprBirmingham C.0 - 0PortsmouthLD1
2000/2001Sat 28 OctPortsmouth1 - 1Birmingham C.LD1
1999/2000Tue 07 MarBirmingham C.1 - 0PortsmouthLD1
1999/2000Sat 06 NovPortsmouth2 - 2Birmingham C.LD1

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. While Pompey have scored 4, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Birmingham C. have an average recent record on the road, losing just 1 from the last six, but amazingly drawing the other 5. The Blues's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Portsmouth are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 31 points from 31 matches. Birmingham C. find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 46 points they have accumulated from 32 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Portsmouth's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Birmingham C.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Birmingham C. Not won in previous 8 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.