Harrogate Town vs Portsmouth Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-11-11

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Monday 11thNovember 1945hrs
Football – England – FA Cup
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 1.80 (odds taken 00:18 GMT, 11 November )

There’s just the one FA Cup fixture being played on Monday night but one that represents a potential giant-killing with National League side Harrogate town taking on League One outfit, Portsmouth, as the betting tips continue at the CNG Stadium.

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Harrogate Town Prediction – Can Harrogate cause upset?

The National League outfit will certainly head into this FA Cup 1st round fixture against their more illustrious opponents in confident mood as Harrogate Town have won 8 of their last 10 matches in all competitions, while currently occupying a place in the early play-off pack in the non-league top flight, in 7th place.

Harrogate possess a pretty good home record in the National League to date of 6-2-2 13/8 but as we all know, respective league form tends to go out the window, but 6 of Harrogate’s last 10 matches overall have seen both teams score.

The hosts are also unbeaten in their last 7 matches on home turf at their CNG Stadium, winning 6 of these 7, and Harrogate will no doubt be hoping they can continue this impressive momentum into this famous cup competition against Portsmouth on Monday night.

Harrogate also possess a couple of key attacking personnel in the shape of midfielder Kiernan (6 goals) along with forward Muldoon (5 goals) and we can expect the hosts to really go for it here.


Harrogate Town vs Portsmouth Over 2.5 goals

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Portsmouth Prediction – Can Portsmouth avoid potential banana-skin?

An indifferent start to the new League One campaign had certain sections of the Pompey faithful calling for manager, Kenny Jackett’s head, but the south coast club have settled into a more consistent groove in recent weeks under the Welsh boss as they bring a 4-match unbeaten run into this important FA Cup 1st round clash.

Indeed, Portsmouth have suffered just 1 defeat out of their last 9 matches in all competitions which includes recent wins over Lincoln City and Southend United along with picking up points in 2-2 and 1-1 draws with Bristol Rovers and Oxford United respectively.

However, although Portsmouth still remain unbeaten at Fratton Park this term in the third tier, their results away from home continue to disappoint as they possess an average looking away record of 1-2-4 6/9 with their one success being a 2-1 win at Doncaster Rovers.

It therefore seems risky to back Portsmouth for the straight win here, but 4 of their 7 away matches to date in League One have resulted with both teams scoring and with the likes of midfielder Curtis (3 goals) along with forwards Evans (4 goals), Marquis and Harrison (3 goals apiece), the visitors should also cause plenty of problems for the Harrogate defence.


Key-Facts – Harrogate Town vs Portsmouth

  • Harrogate have won 6 of their last 7 matches at home in all competitions
  • 6 of Harrogate’s last 10 matches overall have seen both teams score
  • 4 of Portsmouth’s 7 away matches in L1 have resulted with both teams scoring


Betting Tips Verdict

Harrogate will go for it here while Portsmouth have enough quality to also hit the back of the net.