Monday, December 24, 2007

Portsmouth vs Arsenal: What is at Stake?

It is the boxing day match and Portsmouth has home advantage. Portsmouth is in good from this season. From 18 matches, Arsenal has got 43 points and is in the top position. On the other hand, Portsmouth has collected 30 points from the same number of matches and Portsmouth is in the 7th position. Portsmouth coach is happy with the way things are going for the club this season. However, I am not too sure that he was so happy when Portsmouth suffered a heavy blow against Liverpool in the last match in EPL. In fact, Portsmouth suffered a humiliating 1-4 defeat in that match.

You may say that it was an away match for Portsmouth. Well, the performance at home for Portsmouth is not something to celebrate. In fact, Portsmouth has won just 2 out 8 matches they played in home so far. This is where Arsenal is so dangerous. Arsenal has just lost once in 8 matches played away so far.

Arsenal has to win this match to ensure its continuous presence at the top of the table. On the other hand, a draw will be enough to satisfy Portsmouth fans. Both Chelsea and Manchester United are playing well too and have kept total pressure on Arsenal this season.

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