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History Books: Blues vs Pompey

16 February 2018

Ahead of tomorrow's game against ninth placed Portsmouth we dive into the archives and look at the history between the two sides...

Blues have faced Portsmouth a total of 34 times, with Southend winning 10, drawing eight and losing 16 games.

Southend have won their last four homes games at Roots Hall against Portsmouth, scoring two goals exactly in all the victories, making the last time Pompey won at Roots Hall be in 1994.

This weekend’s game will be the 17th time Blues have hosted Portsmouth, with Southend taking the upper hand when at home after winning eight, drawing four and losing four games while on home soil.

Portsmouth came out victorious in the last game between the two sides, but they haven’t done the double over Blues since the 1923/24 season.

Blues have only conceded 15 times when facing Portsmouth at home.

The biggest result recorded at Roots Hall saw Blues beat Pompey 4-0 in the English Division 3 (Old) in 1982, since then Blues have never scored more than two goals against Portsmouth.

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