Norwich City v Portsmouth Betting Tips: Over 2.5, 2019-01-05

FA Cup & League Cup Tips

FA Cup
Saturday 5th January 2019
Kickoff: 1730hrs
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.79 (odds taken at 08:47 GMT, 04 Jan 2019)

Saturday brings us the bulk of the 3rd round FA Cup ties and we start with Championship high-fliers Norwich City taking on League One leaders, Portsmouth as the betting tips continue.

Premier League Betting at Marathonbet

Norwich City Prediction

Norwich City have enjoyed a successful campaign so far this season as The Canaries sit in second place and just two points behind Leeds United in the Championship, and they’ll be confident that they can progress through to the next round of the FA Cup at Carrow Road this Saturday.

Norwich have been involved in a number of high scoring matches this term, and they’re the fourth highest goalscorers at home in the Championship having plundered 26 goals from their 13 home matches to date in the league.

In addition, Norwich have lost just once in their last 11 matches in all competitions, a run that has seen 8 of these matches result over the 2.5 goals mark, while all home matches to date have seen 9 of their 14 matches overall beat the over 2.5 goals result.

Midfielders Vrancic and Hernandez (4 goals apiece) have provided good support for strikers Pukki (15 goals) and Rhodes (5 goals) so far this term.

Portsmouth Prediction

Portsmouth are also enjoying a rich vein of form as the south coast club sit top of League One and have also been scoring goals almost at will as they’ve stormed to the top of the league under manager Kenny Jackett.

The visitors have suffered just two defeats from their last 19 matches in all competitions so confidence will be high for the visitors who will see this match as an ideal opportunity to not only guage how they compare to one of the best teams in the Championship but also to claim a scalp in the cup.

Of Portsmouth’s 16 away matches in total in all competitions, the south coast club have seen over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of these, but they’ve failed to score in just 2 of these 16 away matches also. Midfielders Curtis (10 goals) and Lowe (9 goals) lead the way, but the likes of striker Pitman (4 goals) who has often been on the bench this season, will be eager to take his chance here.

Betting Tips Verdict

With their respective promotion campaigns in full swing, neither side will particularly want this tie to go to a replay, so I’m confident we’ll see some goals in this one.