FM Preview: Portsmouth v Nottingham Forest 30 Oct 2010

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History of the Portsmouth v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottm. Forest travel to take on Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 18 games played, Forest have recorded 7 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 9 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was back in August 2002, over five years ago, with Portsmouth running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Wed 29 OctNottm. Forest2 - 4PortsmouthLGEC
2002/2003Sat 28 DecNottm. Forest1 - 2PortsmouthCHMP
2002/2003Sat 10 AugPortsmouth2 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2001/2002Wed 30 JanNottm. Forest0 - 1PortsmouthCHMP
2001/2002Wed 28 NovPortsmouth3 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP
2000/2001Sat 07 AprPortsmouth0 - 2Nottm. ForestCHMP
2000/2001Sat 09 DecNottm. Forest2 - 0PortsmouthCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Pompey in those games, with 8 conceded.

Nottm. Forest have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Forest's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Portsmouth see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 18 points from their 13 games played so far, Nottm. Forest's 19 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Nottm. Forest63219611

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Pompey, as the Forest have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth Won 3 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Nottm. Forest Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.