Fulham prepare to entertain Portsmouth at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 11 of the 26 previous games, with the Cottagers winning just 6.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was just last season, in October 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premier League match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sun 26 Oct||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 11 May||Portsmouth||0 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 07 Oct||Fulham||0-2||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 31 Mar||Fulham||1 - 1||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 11 Nov||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Apr||Fulham||1 - 3||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 31 Dec||Portsmouth||1 - 0||Fulham||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Fulham are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Cottagers, with 5 goals against.
In complete contrast to Fulham, Portsmouth are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Pompey's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Fulham see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 26 points from their 21 games played so far, Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 24 points from their 22 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Fulham may be coming up against a decent side in Portsmouth, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Cottagers. Home Win
|Fulham||Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Portsmouth||An overall losing run of 2 games.|
No win in the 3 most recent games.