Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth
EFL League One
Date: Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Memorial Stadium (Bristol).
Bristol Rovers are going to host Portsmouth in the 4th round of English League One on Tuesday evening.
Home side opened the season with two straight defeats but they managed to break that negative run with a victory in the latest round.
Last time, they finished in the middle of the table and although Darrell Clarke’s side has been pretty efficient, their poor defending prevented them of snatching even higher position.
Bristol have performing pretty fine at home ground where they suffered six defeats. They need to raise the level of their displays if they want to repeat the last season’s result.
Portsmouth’s terrible finish prevented them to get into the final battles for the promotion as they lost four times in the last five rounds and remained on the 8th place. However, they are enjoying a perfect start this time as they celebrated in all three rounds so far.
Jamal Lowe and the lads have been doing well in front of the oppositions’ goal, whole their defence is one of the best in the competition. They have been putting decent away performances in the previous campaign as they’ve celebrated eight times at away grounds.
Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth: Head-to-head
The hosts managed to break Portsmouth’s winning streak which lasted for five matches win a New Year’s victory at home pitch. Their head to head clashes are usually fairly efficient ones and the crowd is able to enjoy a lot of goals.
Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth: Prediction
This is going to be a very tight clash, however the visitors could be capable of continuing their winning streak. Portsmouth are slight favourites in this one and they should put an early promotion bid with this victory.
Both teams have been involved in high scoring matches lately and Bristol Rovers’ last five matches went over 2.5 margin. Since these two sides are providing efficient encounters, in this one we should also see at least three goals.
Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth: Bet Tips
Away win @ 6/4 (2.50)
Over 2.5 goals @ 20/21 (1.95).