Brighton & Hove Albion vs Portsmouth Betting Tip Home Win & BTTS – 17 September 2020

Seagulls to soar into round three

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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Portsmouth
17th September 1945hrs
Football – England – EFL Cup
Pick Home Win & BTTS
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Odds: 11/4 odds taken 1704 GMT, Wednesday 16 September

Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Kenny Jackett’s Portsmouth to the Amex Stadium this Thursday for a second round tie in the Carabao Cup. The Seagulls are a Premier League club, while Pompey ply their trade in EFL League One these days, but this has the potential to be a close one at the Amex. We have the latest and greatest betting odds and tips.

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Brighton & Hove Albion Preview – Seagulls to soar to a rare home victory?

Brighton & Hove Albion’s Premier League campaign got off to a losing start last Monday. Graham Potter’s men went up against Frank Lampard’s big-spending Chelsea, who left the Amex with a 3-1 win.

Brighton have struggled to make their home ground a fortress since arriving in the Premier League. In fact, Albion won just five home league matches in the Premier League last term, with only Bournemouth, Southampton and Norwich City claiming fewer home points.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1715 GMT, Wednesday 16 September)

Brighton picked up a 2-1 win at Burnley on the final day of last season, but the Seagulls have won just three matches in 2020. Albion were beaten by Aston Villa in this competition at the second hurdle last season – will they have a better time in the EFL Cup this time around?

Portsmouth Preview – Can Jackett’s Pompey cause an upset at the Amex?

Portsmouth will be targeting promotion to the EFL Championship this season. Pompey missed out in the play-offs last term, losing to Oxford United on penalties in the semi-finals. Nevertheless, the Hampshire club have been one of the big hitters in League One for the last few years, and promotion to the second tier seems just a matter of time for the long-suffering Pompey supporters.

Portsmouth were excellent in the opening rounds of the EFL Cup last season. After hammering Birmingham City 3-0 at Fratton Park, Kenny Jackett’s side beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. Unfortunately, they were walloped 4-0 by rivals Southampton in the next round. They also reached the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup, eventually losing out to Arsenal.

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After beating Stevenage on penalties after a six-goal thriller at the Lamex Stadium in round one of this season’s Carabao Cup, Pompey’s league campaign started with a 0-0 draw at Shrewsbury Town last Saturday. Can Jackett’s troops return to winning ways on Thursday?


Brighton & Hove Albion vs Portsmouth Betting Advice

These two sides last met in the 2011-12 Championship season. Brighton won both matches, following up a 1-0 victory at Fratton Park with a 2-0 home success. The Seagulls have won each of the last three meetings, with Pompey last getting the better of Albion way back in 2002.


Key Facts – Brighton & Hove Albion vs Portsmouth Betting Tip

  • Pompey have beaten Brighton just once since 1991
  • Brighton have won the last three league and cup meetings between the two, though they have not men since 2012
  • Portsmouth won just five of 17 away matches in League One last term


Portsmouth are a solid outfit under the experienced Jackett, but Brighton should get past the League One team at the Amex. Having said that, we can see Pompey netting in East Sussex. You can get the Brighton win and both teams to score at 11/4.

Neal Maupay had a solid first season at Brighton last term, netting ten times in the Premier League. Back the Frenchman to score anytime on Thursday at 6/5.


The best betting odds for Brighton & Hove Albion vs Portsmouth

Brighton & Hove Albion to win: 7/10 at Bet365
Draw: 13/5 at Bet365
Portsmouth to win: 9/2 at Bet365