FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Portsmouth v Manchester City fixture

Portsmouth are ready to welcome Manchester City to Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 32 games played, Pompey have recorded 15 wins, and Man City have come away with 9 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Fratton Park was within the last three years, in November 2001, the Pompey carving out a narrow 2-1 victory 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:
2003/2004Sat 23 AugMan City1 - 1PortsmouthPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Pompey in those games, with 6 conceded.

The away form of Man City is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Sky Blues have conceded 11 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclaycard Premiership with a return of just 19 points from their 20 games thus far. Man City find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 20 matches.

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

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

The match against Man City is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Pompey in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth 22 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Man City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 12 most recent games.