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History of the Portsmouth v Reading fixture

Reading pack their bags to visit Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Royals will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 10 and win only 3 of the 19 games.

The previous match played between the two at Fratton Park was more than three years back, in April 2003, with Portsmouth running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Mon 21 AprPortsmouth3 - 0ReadingCHMP
2002/2003Sat 07 DecReading0 - 0PortsmouthCHMP
1997/1998Sat 21 FebReading0 - 1PortsmouthCHMP
1997/1998Sat 27 SepPortsmouth0 - 2ReadingCHMP
1996/1997Tue 25 MarPortsmouth1 - 0ReadingCHMP
1996/1997Sat 25 JanPortsmouth3 - 0ReadingFAC
1996/1997Sat 21 DecReading0 - 0PortsmouthCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Portsmouth are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Pompey in those games, with 5 conceded.

Reading have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Royals's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Portsmouth find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 16 points they have accumulated from 9 games. Reading's 13 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Reading have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Portsmouth may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Portsmouth 8 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Reading 6 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.