FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 01 February 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Portsmouth v Chelsea fixture

Chelsea face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 38 games played, Blues have recorded 14 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 25 AugChelsea1 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2006/2007Sat 03 MarPortsmouth0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2006/2007Sat 21 OctChelsea2 - 1PortsmouthPREM
2005/2006Sat 25 FebChelsea2 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2005/2006Sat 26 NovPortsmouth0 - 2ChelseaPREM
2004/2005Sat 22 JanChelsea3 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2004/2005Tue 28 DecPortsmouth0 - 2ChelseaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 4.

The away form of Chelsea however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 3 have been let in at the wrong end.

Portsmouth's 37 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Chelsea sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 53 points from their 24 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Chelsea are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Portsmouth. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth No sequences of note
Chelsea 5 successive away victories.
9 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 9 matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.