Portsmouth travel to take on Newcastle United at St. James' Park 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 lose 14 and win only 5 of the 27 games.
The last time the two teams met at Newcastle was more than a decade ago, in September 1992, with Newcastle running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1992/1993||Tue 09 Feb||Portsmouth||2 - 0||Newcastle||LD1|
|1992/1993||Sat 12 Sep||Newcastle||3 - 1||Portsmouth||LD1|
|1991/1992||Sat 25 Apr||Newcastle||1 - 0||Portsmouth||DIV2|
|1991/1992||Sat 05 Oct||Portsmouth||3 - 1||Newcastle||DIV2|
|1990/1991||Sat 23 Mar||Portsmouth||0 - 1||Newcastle||DIV2|
|1990/1991||Sat 06 Oct||Newcastle||2 - 1||Portsmouth||DIV2|
|1989/1990||Sat 10 Feb||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Newcastle||DIV2|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, These games have seen the Magpies score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.
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.
Newcastle's 12 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Portsmouth's 12 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Not a lot has been going right generally for Portsmouth on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Newcastle. Score draw
|Newcastle||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Portsmouth||Not won in previous 4 away matches.|
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.