Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Prediction & Match Preview

Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth
England League 1
Date: Saturday, 26 October 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Memorial Stadium (Bristol).

The Pirates need to respond now. They have lost the last two games in the league, and before this settles to become a habit, the team has to get back on track. It helps that they have the home advantage, and coupled with the problems of Pompey on the road, fans at the Memorial Stadium should expect a favorable outcome this Saturday.

Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Six of the former eight wins went to the teams that had home advantage.
  • The previous three matches had goals at either end of the pitch.
  • Kenny Jackett’s men registered six of the prior seven wins.
  • Only one tie at this stadium has ended without satisfying the BTTS clause.
  • The last time these two met at this ground, the guests recorded a 1-2 scoreline.

Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Prediction

Graham Coughlan’s men were unbeaten in seven of their previous nine games, and in fact, they were on a four-tie winning run, before the two losses they faced in the recent weeks. At home, the squad was winless in nine of the former eleven fixtures and registered two separate three-game winning streaks.

On the contrary, their opposite number could manage to secure just three wins from their prior nine attempts and just two from their last eight road trips.

Moreover, h2h encounters too have generally been in favor of the teams that played hosts as well.

Bringing these factors under the microscope, the chances for a good game for the hosts look good.

However, with the two back-to-back losses of the Rovers, and the superiority of Pompey in h2h meetings in mind, a clean sheet would be asking too much from Coughlan’s men. Likely, BTTS looks a good wager to back this match-day.

Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Bristol Rovers or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6).