West Ham Utd. face a trip to Portsmouth at Fratton Park at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hammers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2006, with Portsmouth running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Tue 26 Dec||West Ham Utd.||1 - 2||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Oct||Portsmouth||2 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 18 Mar||West Ham Utd.||2 - 4||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 26 Dec||Portsmouth||1 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|1992/1993||Sat 16 Jan||West Ham Utd.||2 - 0||Portsmouth||CHMP|
|1992/1993||Sun 27 Sep||Portsmouth||0 - 1||West Ham Utd.||CHMP|
|1990/1991||Sat 08 Dec||Portsmouth||0 - 1||West Ham Utd.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Portsmouth are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Pompey, with 6 goals against.
West Ham Utd.'s away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Hammers, and 5 goals against.
Portsmouth find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 18 points they have accumulated from 10 games. West Ham Utd.'s 13 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||3||0||3||8||6||9|
FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Portsmouth is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win
|Portsmouth||Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.|
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|West Ham Utd.||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.