FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 12 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Sheffield United v Portsmouth fixture

Sheff. Utd. play host to Portsmouth at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 26 wins out of 35 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Sheff. Utd. was just over four years ago, in August 2002, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 DecPortsmouth3 - 1Sheff. Utd.PREM
2002/2003Mon 13 JanPortsmouth1 - 2Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2002/2003Tue 13 AugSheff. Utd.1-1PortsmouthCHMP
2001/2002Sat 09 FebSheff. Utd.4 - 3PortsmouthCHMP
2001/2002Sat 20 OctPortsmouth1 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 23 DecPortsmouth0 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2000/2001Sat 12 AugSheff. Utd.2 - 0PortsmouthCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While The Blades have scored 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Pompey have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheff. Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 23 points from 22 matches. Portsmouth find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 36 points they have accumulated from 22 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Sheff. Utd.'s indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Portsmouth. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Utd. 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Portsmouth No sequences of note