Portsmouth v Sunderland Predictions & Betting Odds – 31st March 2019

Pompey can land Wembley success in Trophy Final

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Portsmouth v Sunderland Betting Tips – FA Trophy Final, 31st March 2.30pm

The final of the FA Trophy will see two of League One’s promotion contenders go head to head. It is Portsmouth v Sunderland for the silverware and there is currently only the one point separating the two in League One. So there should be a high class, a high-intensity battle between the two on the Wembley turf. Read our predictions for Portsmouth v Sunderland.

Portsmouth v Sunderland Betting Odds*

Portsmouth 31/20
Sunderland 7/4
Draw 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 27th, 2019 at 2:51 p.m.)

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Portsmouth News and Form

Portsmouth are a serious promotion contender in League One, but they take a break to step out into their first ever FA Trophy final on the weekend. They have come back into form just at the right time as well it would seem. After an eight-match winless streak of form (D6 L2) Pompey have won five of their last six (L1). That run started with an FA Trophy semi-final win over Bury at the end of February. Portsmouth have won all of their games played in this season’s FA Trophy, only conceding in two of those. They scored at least two goals in five of those seven games.

Portsmouth v Sunderland Head to Head

Portsmouth beat Sunderland 3-1 in league action in December
Pompey are undefeated in their last seven against Sunderland
Both teams have scored in each of the last six meetings
Sunderland have won only one of their last ten against Portsmouth in all competitions

 

Key-Facts – Portsmouth v Sunderland

  • This is the first FA Trophy Final for both teams
  • Pompey beat Sunderland in league action this season
  • Sunderland are on a 19-match unbeaten streak in all competitions

 

Sunderland News and Form

Sunderland are only one point back of third-placed Portsmouth in League One, but they have a couple of games in hand over them. In their semi-final match in this season’s FA Trophy, the Black Cats eased past Bristol Rovers 3-0. That moved them on to a six-match winning streak (90 minutes) in this season’s competition. The only game they didn’t win over 90 minutes was their first group stage fixture, a 0-0 draw against Stoke, which Portsmouth won on penalties. It just one goal that Sunderland have conceded on their road to Wembley. The Mackems are on a long and superb 19-match undefeated streak of form in all competitions at the moment. They have won five of their last seven played, conceding just two goals in that sequence. This is Sunderland’s first ever FA Trophy final.

Portsmouth v Sunderland Tips & Odds

Both teams not to score at 10/111
Under 2.5 goals at 3/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 27th, 2019 at 2:51 p.m.)

Portsmouth v Sunderland Predictions

Portsmouth to win: There’s not likely going to be too much to separate these two at the end of the day. Both are good at the back, and they should be equally matched. Portsmouth are the ones with the head to head form going against the Black Cats, will that be the difference on the day?


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