Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Betting Tip Portsmouth to win – 16th February 2021

Pompey to cruise to a win away at Bristol Rovers

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England Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth England
16th February 1900hrs
Football – England – League One
Pick Portsmouth to win
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 3/4 odds taken 23:42 GMT Monday, 15th February

This could be a good opportunity for Portsmouth to make up some precious points in the push for automatic promotion in League One.

Pompey are in fourth place after the weekend, just a point from the top two.

With them facing a Bristol Rovers side who are terribly out of form at the moment, this could be an opportunity for Pompey not to miss.

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Bristol Rovers Preview – Can Rovers get out of their slump?

Bristol Rovers are in a tough spot at the moment as they finished the weekend just clear of the drop zone.

They are only outside of the bottom four on goal difference as it stands.

Since beating Blackpool in their first game of 2021, Rovers have since gone D2 L6 in a terrible run of form.

The big issue has been with a lack of scoring from the Pirates.

Bristol Rovers have hit the back of the net in just three of their last eight League One fixtures.

That’s clearly not good enough and overall this season in League One, they are the second-lowest scoring team.

Is there any positive to take from their home form? Not really as they are on a three-match losing streak at home.

For Tuesday’s home fixture against Pompey, Bristol Rovers, to no surprise, are the 7/2 underdogs in football betting* (odds recorded 23:42 GMT Monday, 15th February).

They badly need a lift at the moment, but is this too big of an ask for them against a promotion-chasing team?

This is the first meeting between the two clubs this season in the division.

In last season’s corresponding fixture, there was a 2-2 draw leaving Rovers winless in three against Portsmouth.

Our betting prediction:
Pompey 2-0 Correct Score

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(odds recorded 23:42 GMT Monday, 15th February)


Bristol Rovers have averaged under a goal per home game in league action this season.

They have managed a clean sheet in just 17% of home fixtures.

The reading gets even worse when we start to look at the margins.

Of the eight home losses that they have recorded, six of them were by a margin of at least two goals.

It is really difficult to see how Rovers make an impact on the game.

They have opened the scoring in just 4 of their 12 home games played.


Portsmouth Preview – Easy points for Pompey?

You would think that Pompey are relishing a game like this as the moments as they are well in the automatic promotion chase.

It has been a W2 D1 record from them in their last three League One fixtures.

They are a quote of 3/4 odds-on to win this clash at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday* (odds recorded 23:42 GMT Monday, 15th February).

Since losing to Blackpool on December 1st last year, Pompey have dropped only two games in total.

Those were fixtures against the current top two of Hull and Lincoln.

So they are in good shape and their away form can’t be faulted either.

Portsmouth are on a four-match winning streak on the road in League One at the moment and they have averaged two goals per away game.

That alone should be enough to see them get past the struggling Rovers.

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Portsmouth however, have conceded just 8 goals in taking a superb W8 D2 L1 road record in this campaign.

So the Portsmouth to win to nil option needs to be sized up for Tuesday’s contest at a quote of 2/1* (odds recorded 23:42 GMT Monday, 15th February).

Seven of their eight road successes have happened by a margin of at least two goals as well.

Pompey have also been leading at the halftime break in seven of their eleven away games.


Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Betting Advice

This on paper should be something of a routine victory for Portsmouth on Tuesday night.

Given that they are strong in defence and are facing a side badly struggling for goals, the Portsmouth to win to nil quote of 2/1 is a good fit* (odds recorded 23:42 GMT Monday, 15th February).

It doesn’t look like they are going to be troubled too badly in defence by the Pirates.


Key Facts – Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Betting Tip

  • Bristol Rovers have failed to score in 5 of their last 8 league games
  • Bristol Rovers are winless in eight league games
  • Portsmouth are W8 D2 L1 in their league travels this season


Bristol Rovers are just not offering anything near to the quality of Portsmouth at the moment.

They don’t pose an attacking threat to really get Pompey rattled.

The Portsmouth/Portsmouth HT/FT option may be worth looking at for a quote of 7/4* (odds recorded 23:42 GMT Monday, 15th February).


The best betting odds for Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth

Bristol Rovers to win: 12/1 at Bet365
Draw: 13/5 at Bet365
Portsmouth to win: 10/11 at Bet365