FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

History of the Aston Villa v Portsmouth fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain Portsmouth at Villa Park at lunchtime on Saturday, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 23 wins out of 35 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was less than a year ago, in January 2004, the Villans carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 06 JanAston Villa2-1PortsmouthPREM
2003/2004Sat 16 AugPortsmouth2 - 1Aston VillaPREM
1997/1998Wed 14 JanAston Villa1 - 0PortsmouthFAC
1997/1998Sat 03 JanPortsmouth2 - 2Aston VillaFAC
1985/1986Mon 13 JanAston Villa3 - 2PortsmouthFAC
1985/1986Sat 04 JanPortsmouth2 - 2Aston VillaFAC
1983/1984Wed 26 OctAston Villa3 - 2PortsmouthLC

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Villans, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Aston Villa, Portsmouth are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Pompey have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa's 15 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Portsmouth's 15 points from 10 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Villans are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but the one that FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Portsmouth Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.