FM Preview: Portsmouth v Sheffield United 05 Mar 2011

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
Portsmouth 6 5 1 0 9 1 16
Sheffield United 6 0 2 4 4 10 2

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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