FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Fulham v Portsmouth fixture

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.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 26 OctPortsmouth1 - 1FulhamPREM
2007/2008Sun 11 MayPortsmouth0 - 1FulhamPREM
2007/2008Sun 07 OctFulham0-2PortsmouthPREM
2006/2007Sat 31 MarFulham1 - 1PortsmouthPREM
2006/2007Sat 11 NovPortsmouth1 - 1FulhamPREM
2005/2006Sat 01 AprFulham1 - 3PortsmouthPREM
2005/2006Sat 31 DecPortsmouth1 - 0FulhamPREM

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.