Portsmouth vs Sunderland Betting Tip Draw & BTTS – 9 March 2021

Pompey & Black Cats to share the spoils

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Portsmouth vs Sunderland
9th March 1945hrs
Football – England – EFL League One
Pick Draw & BTTS
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 7/2 odds taken 1718 GMT, Monday 8 March

Promotion rivals Portsmouth and Sunderland go head-to-head at Fratton Park this Tuesday for a mouth-watering EFL League One matchup. Both teams are in the play-off places at present, with Pompey in sixth, while the Black Cats are sitting pretty in fourth. Can Portsmouth reduce the gap, or will Sunderland open up an eight-point buffer on the hosts? We have the best odds and tips in our preview.

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Portsmouth Preview – Will Pompey pick up first win in four?

Kenny Jackett’s Portsmouth have spent all season in the promotion picture, but Pompey have had some poor results along the way. In fact, they have suffered ten defeats, picking up 15 wins and seven draws from the other 22 games.

Portsmouth have gone off the boil in recent weeks, winning only one of their last six in League One. They have taken one point from a possible seven since a good 1-0 win at Oxford United on 23rd February, losing the last two to Doncaster Rovers and Northampton Town.

Our betting prediction:
Sunderland to score first

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(odds taken 1719 GMT, Monday 8 March)

Fratton Park has been a real fortress for Portsmouth over the years, but Jackett’s boys have picked up just one home league win in six, losing three times. Incredibly, six of their ten league defeats have come at home. The Hampshire club will be desperate to get back to winning ways on Tuesday.

Sunderland Preview – Black Cats to extend unbeaten run?

Sunderland are once again in the promotion mix in League One. It has been another topsy-turvy season at the Stadium of Light, with Lee Johnson taking over from Phil Parkinson in early December. The Black Cats have been hard to beat under the former Bristol City boss, however.

Sunderland are unbeaten in the league since a 2-1 loss at Shrewsbury Town a month back. Since then, Johnson’s boys have hardly put a foot wrong, collecting an impressive 16 points from an available 18. Over the past week, the Wearsiders have sealed back-to-back home wins over Swindon Town and Rochdale.

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Sunderland have a great chance to put some real daylight between themselves and Portsmouth. The Black Cats are priced at 13/8 to pick up a precious three points at Fratton Park in midweek.


Portsmouth vs Sunderland Betting Advice

Both clubs are in EFL Trophy final action at the weekend. Pompey play Salford in the 2020 final this Saturday, while Sunderland take on Rochdale in this year’s final on Sunday. Both would love three points in the league before the weekend.


Key Facts – Portsmouth vs Sunderland Betting Tip

  • Portsmouth have lost three of their last six at home
  • Johnson has lost just one away game as Sunderland boss
  • Sunderland have not won at Fratton Park since November 1997


Sunderland do not lose many on their own patch, but Portsmouth left the Stadium of Light with all three points back in October. John Marquis was the Pompey hero, netting twice in the 3-1 win.

In truth, Tuesday’s blockbuster game at Fratton Park could go either way. Portsmouth need to strike back after some poor results, while Sunderland are not an easy nut to crack under Johnson. With that in mind, our money is going on the draw.

Both sides are more than capable of scoring at any given time, so have a punt on the draw and both teams to score at the solid price of 7/2.


The best betting odds for Portsmouth vs Sunderland

Portsmouth to win: 7/4 at Bet365
Draw: 9/4 at Bet365
Sunderland to win: 13/8 at Bet365