FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 16 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Portsmouth v Manchester United fixture

Portsmouth play host to Manchester United at Fratton Park at lunchtime on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 27 games played, Pompey have recorded 9 wins, and Man Utd. have come away with 8 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was more than a decade ago, in January 1994, with Man Utd. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Pompey in a League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 01 NovMan Utd.3 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2002/2003Sat 04 JanMan Utd.4 - 1PortsmouthFAC
1993/1994Wed 26 JanPortsmouth0-1Man Utd.LC
1993/1994Wed 12 JanMan Utd.2 - 2PortsmouthLC
1991/1992Wed 30 OctMan Utd.3 - 1PortsmouthLC
1989/1990Tue 03 OctMan Utd.0 - 0PortsmouthLC
1989/1990Wed 20 SepPortsmouth2 - 3Man Utd.LC

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The Pompey's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Man Utd. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Red Devils's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Portsmouth are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 34 points from 32 matches. Man Utd. sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 68 points from their 32 games.

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

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

Portsmouth are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Man Utd. Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.