FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2010
The game between Portsmouth and Chelsea in the Premier League on Wednesday, 24th March 2010 at 19:45 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Chelsea face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Wednesday evening, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 16 of the 41 previous games, with the hosts winning just 15.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2009, with Chelsea inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Pompey 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:|
|2009/2010||Wed 16 Dec||Chelsea||2 - 1||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2008/2009||Tue 03 Mar||Portsmouth||0 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2008/2009||Wed 24 Sep||Portsmouth||0 - 4||Chelsea||LGEC|
|2008/2009||Sun 17 Aug||Chelsea||4 - 0||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 02 Feb||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Chelsea||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 25 Aug||Chelsea||1 - 0||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 03 Mar||Portsmouth||0 - 2||Chelsea||PREM|
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, 9 to 8.
Chelsea have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.
Portsmouth find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 30 games have yielded only 13 points. Chelsea's total of 65 points from their 30 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The away form of the Blues has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Portsmouth. Away win
|Portsmouth||5 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Chelsea||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.