FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 26th April 2008
The game between Portsmouth and Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League on Sunday, 27th April 2008 at 13:30 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Blackburn R. face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 40 games played, Rovers have recorded 10 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 17 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Blackburn R. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Pompey in a League Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Wed 31 Oct||Portsmouth||1 - 2||Blackburn R.||LGEC|
|2007/2008||Sun 23 Sep||Blackburn R.||0 - 1||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 25 Feb||Blackburn R.||3 - 0||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 19 Aug||Portsmouth||3 - 0||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 08 Apr||Portsmouth||2 - 2||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 02 Jan||Blackburn R.||2 - 1||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 15 Jan||Portsmouth||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, The Pompey have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.
In complete contrast to Portsmouth, Blackburn R. are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Rovers have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Portsmouth's 57 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Blackburn R.'s 52 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Pompey, as the Rovers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Portsmouth||Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Blackburn R.||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
No win in the 4 most recent games.