FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 24 October 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Newcastle United v Portsmouth fixture

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:
1992/1993Tue 09 FebPortsmouth2 - 0NewcastleLD1
1992/1993Sat 12 SepNewcastle3 - 1PortsmouthLD1
1991/1992Sat 25 AprNewcastle1 - 0PortsmouthDIV2
1991/1992Sat 05 OctPortsmouth3 - 1NewcastleDIV2
1990/1991Sat 23 MarPortsmouth0 - 1NewcastleDIV2
1990/1991Sat 06 OctNewcastle2 - 1PortsmouthDIV2
1989/1990Sat 10 FebPortsmouth1 - 1NewcastleDIV2

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.