FootyMAD's Portsmouth match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Bolton Wanderers v Portsmouth fixture

Bolton Wdrs. are ready to welcome Portsmouth to Reebok Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 28 wins out of 41 previous matches.

The previous match played between the two at Reebok Stadium was more than three years back, in September 2000, with Bolton Wdrs. running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 26 AugPortsmouth4 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2000/2001Tue 13 FebPortsmouth1 - 2Bolton Wdrs.LD1
2000/2001Sat 16 SepBolton Wdrs.2-0PortsmouthLD1
1999/2000Tue 22 FebBolton Wdrs.3 - 0PortsmouthLD1
1999/2000Sat 27 NovPortsmouth0 - 0Bolton Wdrs.LD1
1998/1999Sun 09 MayPortsmouth0 - 2Bolton Wdrs.LD1
1998/1999Sat 19 DecBolton Wdrs.3 - 1PortsmouthLD1

Recent respective form guides

Bolton Wanderers 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, 8 to 7.

The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Pompey have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.

Bolton Wdrs. see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 26 points from their 21 games played so far, Portsmouth are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 21 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Bolton Wdrs. are not exactly setting the world alight at Reebok Stadium at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Portsmouth in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Bolton Wdrs. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Portsmouth Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.