FM Preview: Portsmouth v Tranmere Rovers 01 Apr 2013

Footymad preview History of the Portsmouth v Tranmere Rovers fixture

Tranmere Rovers travel to take on Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Monday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 6 of the 14 previous games, with the hosts winning just 5.

The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was more than a decade ago, in January 2001, with Tranmere Rovers inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Pompey in a F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 08 Dec Tranmere Rvs. 2 - 2 Portsmouth League One
2004/2005 Tue 21 Sep Tranmere Rvs. 0 - 1 Portsmouth League Cup
2000/2001 Wed 14 Mar Tranmere Rvs. 1 - 1 Portsmouth League Division One
2000/2001 Sat 06 Jan Portsmouth 1-2 Tranmere Rvs. F.A. Cup
2000/2001 Tue 12 Sep Portsmouth 2 - 0 Tranmere Rvs. League Division One
1999/2000 Wed 01 Mar Portsmouth 1 - 2 Tranmere Rvs. League Division One
1999/2000 Sat 18 Sep Tranmere Rvs. 2 - 4 Portsmouth League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

Tranmere Rovers have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The Rovers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 35 points from their 40 games thus far.

Tranmere Rovers's total of 66 points from their 41 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League One.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Portsmouth 6 3 2 1 8 4 11
Tranmere Rovers 6 2 0 4 4 8 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Rovers out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Portsmouth. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Portsmouth Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Tranmere Rovers Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.

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