FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 17 May 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Portsmouth v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Monday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 48 games played, The Black Cats have recorded 11 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 21 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2008, the Pompey carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory 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:
2008/2009Sat 08 NovSunderland1 - 2PortsmouthPREM
2007/2008Sat 23 FebPortsmouth1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Sun 13 JanSunderland2 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2005/2006Sat 22 AprPortsmouth2 - 1SunderlandPREM
2005/2006Sat 29 OctSunderland1 - 4PortsmouthPREM
1999/2000Sat 11 DecSunderland1 - 0PortsmouthFAC
1998/1999Tue 02 MarSunderland2 - 0PortsmouthCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Sunderland is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. The Black Cats have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 0 in reply.

Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 38 points from their 36 matches. Sunderland are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 36 points from 36 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Pompey, as the The Black Cats have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Sunderland Not won in previous 10 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.