FM Preview: Portsmouth v Blackburn Rovers 03 Apr 2010

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History of the Portsmouth v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Blackburn R. face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 42 games played, Rovers have recorded 11 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 18 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2008, as the Pompey edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 07 NovBlackburn R.3 - 1PortsmouthPREM
2008/2009Sat 09 MayBlackburn R.2 - 0PortsmouthPREM
2008/2009Sun 30 NovPortsmouth3 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2007/2008Sun 27 AprPortsmouth0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2007/2008Wed 31 OctPortsmouth1 - 2Blackburn R.LGEC
2007/2008Sun 23 SepBlackburn R.0 - 1PortsmouthPREM
2006/2007Sun 25 FebBlackburn R.3 - 0PortsmouthPREM

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Pompey have scored 8, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Blackburn R. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Rovers have hit 7 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Portsmouth find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 32 games have yielded only 13 points. Blackburn R.'s 41 points from 32 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.63129710

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Rovers out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Portsmouth. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth 6 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Blackburn R. 5 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.