FootyMAD's Southampton match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 20th March 2004
The game between Portsmouth and Southampton in the Premiership on Sunday 21st March 2004 at 16:05 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Portsmouth play host to Southampton at Fratton Park on Sunday afternoon, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, winning just 2 of the 14 games played, and losing 8.
The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was well over fifteen years ago, back in August 1987, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a First Division match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sun 21 Dec||Southampton||3 - 0||Portsmouth||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. While Pompey have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Southampton is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Saints have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclaycard Premiership with a return of just 24 points from their 28 games thus far. Southampton see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 36 points from their 28 games played so far,
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its not been a very profitable last few weeks for Portsmouth, and I'm afraid the Footymad team cannot see it getting too much better here. Look no further than honours being even at the end of this one. No-score draw
|Portsmouth||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Southampton||Not won in previous 6 away matches.|
4 games since last defeat.