FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 10 September 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Portsmouth v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday evening, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in December 2002, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Thu 26 DecPortsmouth1 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP
2002/2003Sat 17 AugCrystal Palace2 - 3PortsmouthCHMP
2001/2002Tue 05 MarCrystal Palace0 - 0PortsmouthCHMP
2001/2002Sat 15 SepPortsmouth4 - 2Crystal PalaceCHMP
2000/2001Wed 02 MayPortsmouth2 - 4Crystal PalaceCHMP
2000/2001Sat 21 OctCrystal Palace2 - 3PortsmouthCHMP
1999/2000Sat 30 OctPortsmouth3 - 1Crystal PalaceCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Pompey in those games, with 7 conceded.

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Portsmouth see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 4 points from their 3 games played so far, Crystal Palace find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 4 games have yielded only 1 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Portsmouth may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Crystal Palace Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.