FM Preview: Portsmouth v Norwich City 02 May 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 1st May 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Portsmouth and Norwich City at 19:45 on 2nd May 2011 in the Championship.
History of the Portsmouth v Norwich City fixture
Norwich City travel to take on Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Monday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 28 games played, Canaries have recorded 9 wins, and Portsmouth have come away with 13 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Portsmouth was back in January 2005, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 11 Dec||Norwich City||0 - 2||Portsmouth||Championship|
|2004/2005||Sat 01 Jan||Portsmouth||1-1||Norwich City||Premiership|
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Oct||Norwich City||2 - 2||Portsmouth||Premiership|
|2002/2003||Wed 12 Mar||Portsmouth||3 - 2||Norwich City||League Division One|
|2002/2003||Sat 21 Sep||Norwich City||1 - 0||Portsmouth||League Division One|
|2001/2002||Sun 02 Dec||Portsmouth||1 - 2||Norwich City||League Division One|
|2001/2002||Tue 23 Oct||Norwich City||0 - 0||Portsmouth||League Division One|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. These low-scoring games have seen just 4 goals scored and conceded.
The away form of Norwich City however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Canaries, and 6 goals against.
Portsmouth see themselves just below half way in the Npower Championship, showing a record of 57 points from their 44 games played so far,
Norwich City are holding the final promotion place in the Npower Championship, and have accumulated 80 points from the 44 games they have played so far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Although Norwich City have been far from successful in recent away games, we can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Portsmouth. Away win
|Portsmouth||Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
|Norwich City||Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.
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