FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 08 February 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Portsmouth v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 50 games played, The Black Cats have recorded 11 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 23 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the Pompey carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 23 JanPortsmouth2 - 1SunderlandFAC
2009/2010Sat 12 DecSunderland1 - 1PortsmouthPREM
2008/2009Mon 18 MayPortsmouth3 - 1SunderlandPREM
2008/2009Sat 08 NovSunderland1 - 2PortsmouthPREM
2007/2008Sat 23 FebPortsmouth1 - 0SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Sun 13 JanSunderland2 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2005/2006Sat 22 AprPortsmouth2 - 1SunderlandPREM

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

The away form of Sunderland is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 8 goals, 18 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Portsmouth find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 24 games have yielded only 15 points. Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 25 points from their 24 games played so far,

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 Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Sunderland Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 12 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.