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History of the Fulham v Portsmouth fixture

Fulham prepare to entertain Portsmouth at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 10 of the 25 previous games, with the Cottagers winning just 6.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was less than a year ago, in March 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 31 MarFulham1-1PortsmouthPREM
2006/2007Sat 11 NovPortsmouth1 - 1FulhamPREM
2005/2006Sat 01 AprFulham1 - 3PortsmouthPREM
2005/2006Sat 31 DecPortsmouth1 - 0FulhamPREM
2004/2005Sun 03 AprFulham3 - 1PortsmouthPREM
2004/2005Mon 30 AugPortsmouth4 - 3FulhamPREM
2003/2004Sat 01 MayPortsmouth1 - 1FulhamPREM

Recent respective form guides

Fulham are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Pompey have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Fulham are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 7 points from 8 matches. Portsmouth find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 12 points they have accumulated from 8 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Fulham's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Portsmouth. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Fulham Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Portsmouth 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.