FM Preview: Portsmouth v Walsall 15 Sep 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 14th September 2012
The game between Portsmouth and Walsall in the League One on 15th September 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Portsmouth v Walsall fixture
Walsall travel to take on Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saddlers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 7 and win only 2 of the 12 games.
The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was back in November 2002, over five years ago, as the Pompey edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3-2 in a League Division One match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Apr||Walsall||1 - 2||Portsmouth||League Division One|
|2002/2003||Sat 30 Nov||Portsmouth||3-2||Walsall||League Division One|
|2001/2002||Sat 02 Mar||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Walsall||League Division One|
|2001/2002||Tue 18 Sep||Walsall||0 - 0||Portsmouth||League Division One|
|1999/2000||Sat 29 Apr||Walsall||1 - 0||Portsmouth||League Division One|
|1999/2000||Tue 19 Oct||Portsmouth||5 - 1||Walsall||League Division One|
|1988/1989||Sat 18 Feb||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Walsall||Second Division|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth's poor home run has seen 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.
Walsall's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Saddlers have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Portsmouth find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 5 points from their 5 matches.
Walsall's 8 points from 5 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
The away form of the Saddlers has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Portsmouth. Away win
|Portsmouth||Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
|Walsall||No sequences of note|
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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