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 27 previous games, with the Cottagers winning just 7.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Craven Cottage was less than a year ago, in January 2009, with Fulham running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Premier League match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 15 Aug||Portsmouth||0 - 1||Fulham||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 31 Jan||Fulham||3-1||Portsmouth||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Fulham are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These games have seen the Cottagers score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 1.
In complete contrast to Fulham, Portsmouth are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Pompey have conceded 9 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Fulham's 27 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Portsmouth find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 20 games have yielded only 14 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its good news for Fulham fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Cottagers. Home win
|Fulham||Unbeaten in the last 11 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Portsmouth||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.