FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

Last updated : 20 December 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Southampton v Portsmouth fixture

Portsmouth face a trip to Southampton at St. Marys at lunchtime on Sunday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 16 games played, Pompey have recorded 4 wins, and Southampton have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Southampton running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners 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:
2003/2004Tue 02 DecSouthampton2 - 0PortsmouthLC
1995/1996Sun 07 JanSouthampton3 - 0PortsmouthFAC
1987/1988Sun 03 JanSouthampton0 - 2PortsmouthDIV1
1987/1988Sat 22 AugPortsmouth2 - 2SouthamptonDIV1
1983/1984Sat 28 JanPortsmouth0 - 1SouthamptonFAC
1975/1976Tue 06 AprPortsmouth0 - 1SouthamptonDIV2
1975/1976Sat 27 SepSouthampton4 - 0PortsmouthDIV2

Recent respective form guides

Southampton have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Pompey have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southampton find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 23 points they have accumulated from 16 games. Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclaycard Premiership with a return of just 16 points from their 16 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Saints, as the Pompey have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Portsmouth Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.