Portsmouth Match Preview

Last updated : 20 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer

History of the Birmingham City v Portsmouth fixture

Birmingham City prepare to entertain Portsmouth at St. Andrew's on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Blues are clearly on top, having won 27 and lost only 10 of the 46 games played on home soil.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Andrew's was less than a year ago, in April 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 17 SepPortsmouth1 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2004/2005Sat 16 AprBirmingham C.0-0PortsmouthPREM
2004/2005Sat 14 AugPortsmouth1 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Mon 12 AprPortsmouth3 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Sat 27 SepBirmingham C.2 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2001/2002Sun 07 AprBirmingham C.1 - 1PortsmouthCHMP
2001/2002Tue 30 OctPortsmouth1 - 1Birmingham C.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Birmingham City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Pompey have conceded 15 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Birmingham City are stuck down in the relegation zone of the Barclays Premiership with a return of just 16 points from their 21 games thus far. Portsmouth are also in the relegation zone with a return of 17 points from their 22 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFA
Birmingham C.622266

STB prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Blues' reasonable showing at home of late will see them scrape past Portsmouth. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Birmingham CityUnbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Portsmouth8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.