FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 20th February 2009
The game between Stoke City and Portsmouth in the Premier League on Saturday, 21st February 2009 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Stoke City play host to Portsmouth at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Potters are clearly on top, winning 55.17% of the games played between the two.
The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was back in December 2002, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sun 05 Oct||Portsmouth||2 - 1||Stoke City||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 14 Dec||Stoke City||1-1||Portsmouth||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 16 Nov||Portsmouth||3 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 11 Apr||Stoke City||2 - 1||Portsmouth||CHMP|
|1997/1998||Sat 06 Dec||Portsmouth||2 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 30 Nov||Portsmouth||1 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1996/1997||Sat 26 Oct||Stoke City||3 - 1||Portsmouth||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. Only 2 goals have been registered in this time, with 3 in the wrong end.
Portsmouth's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Pompey's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Stoke City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 24 points from 25 matches. Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 27 points from their 25 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its been a distinctly poor show from Stoke City at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Potters will at least gain a draw. No-score draw
|Stoke City||Not drawn a match in their last 4 .|
|Portsmouth||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.