Doncaster vs Portsmouth Betting Tip Away win – 2nd March 2021

Pompey can claim maximum points at slumping Doncaster

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England Doncaster vs Portsmouth England
2nd March 1900hrs
Football – England – League One
Pick Portsmouth to win
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 6/5 odds taken 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021

This is a big top-six clash on Tuesday night from League One as Doncaster look to pull level on points with Pompey.

Doncaster start the evening in sixth place in the table but they have fallen badly out of form.

Portsmouth meanwhile are ticking over and any points out of this tricky away game will be hugely welcome for them in their push for promotion.

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Doncaster Preview – Can Doncaster get back on track?

Doncaster are badly in need of a win to start trying to arrest the slump that they are currently in.

They have taken only one point from their last fi league fixtures and have almost fallen out of the top six.

One big positive for Doncaster is that they have had a good season at the Keepmoat.

It is a W9 D3 L3 home record that Doncaster have earned this season in League One.

They have suffered only one defeat in their last five home fixtures (W3 D1) so aren’t in bad shape there.

In the match outright for Tuesday night’s game, however, the home win for Doncaster is at 21/10* (odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021).

That makes them underdogs and it’s all based on their big drop of form.

Doncaster have conceded at least two goals in five of their last six league games so their defence is struggling.

They have conceded at least three goals in three of their last five.

But the bulk of their issues have happened away from home and Doncaster have conceded an average of 1.13 goals per home game this season.

So that’s pretty good, especially stacked up against their average of 1.9 goals per home game themselves.

Our betting prediction:
Portsmouth 1 goal winning margin

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(odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021)


Of the nine home wins that Doncaster have earned in League One, two-thirds of them have been by a one-goal margin.

It was a 1-0 win for Doncaster when they went to Portsmouth earlier this season.

A Doncaster 1-goal winning margin is a long punt for this game at 4/1 as the home side are underdogs in the match outright* (odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021).

There has been no clean sheet for Doncaster in any of their last six games, home and away combined.

But there are only two teams currently with better home records this season in League One than Doncaster.

One of those have played two games more.

Doncaster need a boost and they are W1 D2 in their three home matches this season against teams above them in the top-five.


Portsmouth Preview – Can Pompey add to great away form?

While Doncaster are on a slump of form, Portsmouth are heading to the Keepmoat on Tuesday night as 6/5 favourites* (odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021).

A win for them would really help cement their position in the top six as they push for promotion.

There has been patchy form from Pompey recently as they are W2 D2 L2 in their last six league fixtures.

They have collected one win in their last four games and the win in that sequence happened away from home at Oxford.

That added to their very good away record for the season, taking Pompey onto W9 D2 L2 for the campaign.

The impressive thing about that impressive record is that they have won all five away games played against teams currently in the top-nine.

So they do have their merits in this one without question, having more than held their own away from home against the stronger teams.

Only Lincoln and Hull currently hold better away records in League One this season than Portsmouth do.

So that leads to the conundrum, of whether Portsmouth’s fantastic away form trumps Doncaster’s fantastic home form.

It would be reasonable to assume than an away win would come via the narrowest of margins.

A Portsmouth to win by a 1 goal margin is at 3/1 odds* (odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021).

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Portsmouth earned a 2-1 away win at Doncaster last season, so that’s another feather in their cap for this one.

There is another aspect that just makes Portsmouth look a viable option in this game and that is their defensive record this season.

Only three teams have a better defensive record than Portsmouth have in League One this season.

With Doncaster out of form in front of goal, that could really push Pompey close to an excellent three away points.

Going into the game, they certainly look as if they warrant some heavy respect.


Doncaster vs Portsmouth Betting Advice

We think that the away form of Portsmouth is going to be the deal-breaker in this one.

So the away win in the match outright at 6/5 looks like a reasonable enough place to start for this game* (odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021)..

It’s more difficult to win away from home of course, but Pompey’s road record is impressive.


Key Facts – Doncaster vs Portsmouth Betting Tip

  • Doncaster have lost four of their last five league games
  • Doncaster beat Pompey 1-0 earlier this season
  • Portsmouth have won all away games against current top-nine teams this season


They have performed so very well on the road against stronger teams in the league this season and we think they get the three points.

Doncaster’s home form does warrant respect as well, but with four defeats in their last five league games home and away, they may just miss out.

For some extended odds in football betting, a Portsmouth 1 goal winning margin at 3/1 fits well* (odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021).


The best betting odds for Doncaster vs Portsmouth

Doncaster to win: 21/10 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Portsmouth to win: 6/5 at Bet365