Portsmouth match preview

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Last updated : 15 August 2003
History of the Portsmouth v Aston Villa fixture

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:
1997/1998Wed 14 JanAston Villa1 - 0PortsmouthFAC
1997/1998Sat 03 JanPortsmouth2 - 2Aston VillaFAC
1974/1975Tue 18 FebPortsmouth2 - 3Aston VillaDIV2
1974/1975Sat 23 NovAston Villa2 - 0PortsmouthDIV2
1973/1974Sat 23 MarAston Villa4 - 1PortsmouthDIV2
1973/1974Sat 10 NovPortsmouth2 - 0Aston VillaDIV2
1972/1973Sat 17 MarAston Villa2 - 0PortsmouthDIV2

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
PortsmouthWon 3 successive home games.
11 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Aston VillaLost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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