Aston Villa travel to take on Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Villans have won 8 of the 31 games compared to the host's 15 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was back in January 1998, over five years ago, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a F.A. Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1997/1998||Wed 14 Jan||Aston Villa||1 - 0||Portsmouth||FAC|
|1997/1998||Sat 03 Jan||Portsmouth||2 - 2||Aston Villa||FAC|
|1974/1975||Tue 18 Feb||Portsmouth||2 - 3||Aston Villa||DIV2|
|1974/1975||Sat 23 Nov||Aston Villa||2 - 0||Portsmouth||DIV2|
|1973/1974||Sat 23 Mar||Aston Villa||4 - 1||Portsmouth||DIV2|
|1973/1974||Sat 10 Nov||Portsmouth||2 - 0||Aston Villa||DIV2|
|1972/1973||Sat 17 Mar||Aston Villa||2 - 0||Portsmouth||DIV2|
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Pompey in those games, with 6 conceded.
In complete contrast to Portsmouth, Aston Villa are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Villans have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Pompey, as the Villans have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Portsmouth||Won 3 successive home games.|
11 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Aston Villa||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.