FootyMAD's Southampton match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 20th December 2003
The game between Southampton and Portsmouth in the Premiership on Sunday 21st December 2003 at 12:30 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
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:|
|2003/2004||Tue 02 Dec||Southampton||2 - 0||Portsmouth||LC|
|1995/1996||Sun 07 Jan||Southampton||3 - 0||Portsmouth||FAC|
|1987/1988||Sun 03 Jan||Southampton||0 - 2||Portsmouth||DIV1|
|1987/1988||Sat 22 Aug||Portsmouth||2 - 2||Southampton||DIV1|
|1983/1984||Sat 28 Jan||Portsmouth||0 - 1||Southampton||FAC|
|1975/1976||Tue 06 Apr||Portsmouth||0 - 1||Southampton||DIV2|
|1975/1976||Sat 27 Sep||Southampton||4 - 0||Portsmouth||DIV2|
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
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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
|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.