Portsmouth Match Preview

Last updated : 11 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer

History of the Portsmouth v Birmingham City fixture

Blues pack their bags to visit Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 39 games played on Pompey soil, Blues have recorded 11 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 14 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Fratton Park was within the last three years, in October 2001, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division One match .. view report

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 27 SepBirmingham City2 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2001/2002Sun 07 AprBirmingham City1 - 1PortsmouthLD1
2001/2002Tue 30 OctPortsmouth1 - 1Birmingham CityLD1
2000/2001Mon 16 AprBirmingham City0 - 0PortsmouthLD1
2000/2001Sat 28 OctPortsmouth1 - 1Birmingham CityLD1
1999/2000Tue 07 MarBirmingham City1 - 0PortsmouthLD1
1999/2000Sat 06 NovPortsmouth2 - 2Birmingham CityLD1

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 4, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Blues have an average recent record on the road, losing just 1 from the last six, but amazingly drawing the other 5. The Blues have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Portsmouth are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 31 points from 31 matches. Blues find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 46 points they have accumulated from 32 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFA
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Prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Blues out on the road recently, yet we can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Portsmouth. Away win

Sequence statistics:
PortsmouthUnbeaten run of 3 matches.
Birmingham CityNot won in previous 8 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

Blues Team News

Stan Lazaridis and Martin Grainger are certain to miss the game at Fratton Park after both have been ruled out for the remainder of the season with groin and knee injuries respectively. Robbie Savage also sustained an ankle injury in the game against Man Utd on saturday and he too is doubtful for the trip to Fratton Park. Darren Carter and Aliou Cisse, plus youngsters, Carl Motteram and Andrew Barrowman are the likely candidates to be added to the squad that was chosen for the United game.

Ref Watch ..

Orpington official Barry Knight is the man in the middle .. click here

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