Portsmouth v Sunderland Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-05-16

League One/Two Tips

League One
Thursday 16th May 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Both teams to score
Bookmaker: bet365
Odds: 2.00 (odds taken at 03:39 GMT, 16 May 2019)

Arguably the biggest fixture on Thursday night’s schedule is the League One play-off semi-final 2nd leg between Portsmouth and Sunderland as the betting tips continue at Fratton Park with Portsmouth looking to chase down a 1-0 deficit…

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Portsmouth Prediction

Following their recent 1-0 defeat away at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland, Portsmouth find themselves looking to overhaul this deficit in order to progress through to the League One play-off final at Wembley.

That defeat in the 1st leg to the Black Cats became a fourth match without a win for Kenny Jackett’s side following defeats to Peterborough United and Sunderland along with draws against Sunderland (1-1) during the regular season and Accrington Stanley also in a 1-1 stalemate.

Nevertheless, with just 1 defeat out of their last 9 matches at Fratton Park, Pompey will be in confident mood that they can overturn this 1-goal deficit, having recorded recent wins against Bradford City, Scunthorpe United, Rochdale and Coventry City, as well as gaining points against Doncaster Rovers 1-1, Bristol Rovers 1-1, Barnsley 0-0 and Accrington Stanley 1-1.

14 of Portsmouth’s 23 home matches this season have seen both teams score and with the likes of goalscoring midfielders Lowe (15 goals) and Curtis (11 goals) along with forwards Pitman (11 goals) and Evans (10 goals) in their attacking personnel, the hosts should notch here.


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Sunderland Prediction

Sunderland gained what could be a vital 1-0 win over Portsmouth in the 1st leg at their Stadium of Light which ended an ordinary looking sequence of 4 matches without a win in League One which included defeats to Fleetwood Town and Southend United, both away form home and both in 2-1 defeats.

Sunderland also grabbed points in 1-1 draws with Peterborough United and Thursday night’s opponents, Portsmouth during this period, while the Black Cats have actually recorded just 2 wins out of their last 8 matches overall in League One.

Results away from home have seen Sunderland pick up just 3 wins out of their last 11 matches on their travels with victories at Bristol Rovers, Accrington Stanley and Rochdale, but the visitors’ form, like Portsmouth’s, has been far from convincing in recent weeks, and a straight win for either side looks far from guaranteed.

16 of Sunderland’s 23 away matches have seen both teams score, while the visitors also possess attacking threats in the shape of midfielder McGeady (11 goals) along with forwards Maguire (8 goals), Grigg and Wyke (4 goals apiece).


Key-Facts – Portsmouth v Sunderland

  • 14 of Portsmouth’s 23 home matches this season have seen both teams score
  • 16 of Sunderland’s 23 away matches have seen both teams score
  • 6 of the last 7 meetings between Portsmouth and Sunderland have seen both teams score


Betting Tips Verdict

This tie is far from over and we could see it come to life at Fratton Park with both teams scoring.

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