FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 31 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Manchester United v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pompey will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2003, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, 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:
2002/2003Sat 04 JanMan Utd4 - 1PortsmouthFAC
1987/1988Sat 07 MayMan Utd4 - 1PortsmouthDIV1
1987/1988Sat 19 DecPortsmouth1 - 2Man UtdDIV1
1974/1975Tue 15 OctPortsmouth0 - 0Man UtdDIV2
1974/1975Wed 28 AugMan Utd2 - 1PortsmouthDIV2
1958/1959Mon 30 MarPortsmouth1 - 3Man UtdDIV1
1958/1959Fri 27 MarMan Utd6 - 1PortsmouthDIV1

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. During these games, Red Devils have smashed 14 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 3.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Man Utd sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 22 points from their 10 games. Portsmouth see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 12 points from their 10 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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 Man Utd. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Portsmouth Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.