FM Preview: Portsmouth v Nottingham Forest 05 Nov 2011

Footymad preview History of the Portsmouth v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottingham Forest face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Forest will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2010, the Pompey carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 15 Jan Nottm. Forest 2 - 1 Portsmouth Championship
2010/2011 Sat 30 Oct Portsmouth 2-1 Nottm. Forest Championship
2003/2004 Wed 29 Oct Nottm. Forest 2 - 4 Portsmouth League Cup
2002/2003 Sat 28 Dec Nottm. Forest 1 - 2 Portsmouth League Division One
2002/2003 Sat 10 Aug Portsmouth 2 - 0 Nottm. Forest League Division One
2001/2002 Wed 30 Jan Nottm. Forest 0 - 1 Portsmouth League Division One
2001/2002 Wed 28 Nov Portsmouth 3 - 2 Nottm. Forest League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Pompey in those games, with 5 conceded.

Nottingham Forest have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Forest's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Portsmouth are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 16 points from 15 matches.

Nottingham Forest are currently lying in 19th place in npower Championship having mustered a points tally of 17 from their 15 matches played.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Portsmouth 6 2 1 3 6 6 7
Nottingham Forest 6 3 0 3 6 6 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Forest could well see them head back from Fratton Park with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Portsmouth 5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Nottingham Forest 16 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 14 outings ago.

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