Portsmouth vs Hull Betting Tip – Portsmouth to win – 23rd January 2021

Pompey to just have the edge in League One top-three clash with Hull

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England Portsmouth vs Hull England
23rd January 1500hrs
Football – England – League One
Pick Draw
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 62/25 odds taken 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January

This is a big top-three clash in League One that is going down on Saturday at Fratton Park.

Hull are the current league leaders but only hold one point lead over third-placed Portsmouth.

Pompey have a game in hand as well over the Tigers, so this is a game of huge importance in the promotion and potentially title race in the division.

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Portsmouth Preview – Can Pompey make their move?

This is a good chance for the in-form Portsmouth to make a bit of a statement in the title race.

A win for them in this fixture will put them two points clear of current leaders Hull with a game in hand still.

It has been a three-match winning streak in the league that Pompey have produced, not conceding in any of those.

In fact, their defensive excellence goes a lot further than that.

Portsmouth have taken a clean sheet in each of their last six league fixtures.

In League One football betting, a Portsmouth to win to nil option is at 3/1* (odds recorded 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January).

Their home form is W5 D3 L3 for the season and they are undefeated in five there (W3 D2).

Again we have to go back to their defensive output. Pompey have conceded at an average of 0.7 goals per home game only.

There has been a clean sheet for them in 45% of their home fixtures.

All but one of their five home wins have been by at least a two goal margin.

Our betting prediction:
Portsmouth 1-0 correct score

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(odds recorded 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January)


Portsmouth are the 11/8 favourites in the match outright for this fixture* (odds recorded 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January).

So they are in excellent shape at the moment and they have won two of their last three at home against Hull (L1).

In their eleven home fixtures played this season, Pompey have conceded the opening goal in just three of them.

This is a big pressure clash at the top and it’s likely to be a bit cagey early on.

The half time draw, with that in mind, is at 21/20* (odds recorded 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January).


Hull Preview – Can The Tigers stay on top?

There is going to be a big test for Hull at Fratton Park on the weekend as they look to shake off some indifferent road form.

They have failed to win any of their last three road games now (D2 L1).

Home and away combined Hull have taken a W2 D2 record in their last four games.

That followed a three-match losing streak that they had been on.

In the match outright for football betting in this game, the win for Hull is at 2/1 odds* (odds recorded 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January).

Their road record for the campaign is not bad at all at W6 D2 L3.

However, of those six away wins, only one of them have come against a team who are currently in the top half of the table.

So will they be able to deliver and hold off that big threat that Pormtousth are posing at the moment?

One big positive for them is that they have scored in each of their last 11 away games.

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Of the six wins that Hull have earned away from home this season, they have all been by a margin of at least two goals.

They have, impressively, opened the scoring in 8 of their 11 away games.

So they are carrying a big threat without question, so this should be a fantastic fixture.

Portsmouth are the only team to have scored more league goals than Hull this season, and Pompey are one of only three teams with a better defensive record.


Portsmouth vs Hull Betting Advice

What a cracker of a fixture this is. Hull do pose a threat as they have some good scoring power behind them.

But their away form has not quite been on point and that is what is just going to swing us towards the home win.

Hull are, as well, going up against a watertight Portsmouth defence as well in this one.


Key Facts – Portsmouth vs Hull Betting Tip

  • Portsmouth have won five of their last six league games
  • Portsmouth have not conceded in any of their last six fixtures
  • Hull are winless in three on the road in League One


The defensive output of Portsmouth has just been incredible really and it can’t be faulted.

That really could be the difference-maker at the end of the day in this contest.

Portsmouth to win at 11/8 in the match outright does it for us* (odds recorded 18:24 GMT Thursday, 21st January).


The best betting odds for Portsmouth vs Hull

Portsmouth to win: 11/8 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Hull to win: 2/1 at Bet365