FM Preview: Portsmouth v Sheffield United 05 Mar 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 4th March 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Portsmouth and Sheffield United at 15:00 on 5th March 2011 in the Championship.
History of the Portsmouth v Sheffield United fixture
Sheffield United travel to take on Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Blades will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was just over four years ago, in December 2006, with Portsmouth running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Premiership match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 18 Sep||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 0||Portsmouth||Championship|
|2006/2007||Sat 13 Jan||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 1||Portsmouth||Premiership|
|2006/2007||Sat 23 Dec||Portsmouth||3 - 1||Sheff. Utd.||Premiership|
|2002/2003||Mon 13 Jan||Portsmouth||1 - 2||Sheff. Utd.||League Division One|
|2002/2003||Tue 13 Aug||Sheff. Utd.||1 - 1||Portsmouth||League Division One|
|2001/2002||Sat 09 Feb||Sheff. Utd.||4 - 3||Portsmouth||League Division One|
|2001/2002||Sat 20 Oct||Portsmouth||1 - 0||Sheff. Utd.||League Division One|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Pompey in those games, with 5 conceded.
The away form of Sheffield United is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Blades have hit 6 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Portsmouth's 47 points from 34 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.
Sheffield United are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower Championship with a return of just 29 points from their 34 games thus far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The Blades are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Portsmouth. Home win
|Portsmouth||Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Sheffield United||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 14 most recent games.
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