Fleetwood vs Portsmouth
England League 1
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Highbury Stadium (Fleetwood).
Highbury Stadium has been nothing short of a fortress for Fleetwood, as of late. With all seven defeats for Portsmouth this season coming from their trips on the road, count on the hosts to salvage at least a point this weekend.
Fleetwood vs Portsmouth Head to head (h2h)
- Their last meeting witnessed Portsmouth come out on top with a 2-1 scoreline.
- All but one of their previous five games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in five of their past six clashes.
- None of their last seven encounters have ended as a tie.
- Portsmouth have registered the win five times in their previous seven encounters. (W-5, D-1, L-1)
Fleetwood vs Portsmouth Prediction
Fleetwood got the better of Peterborough at home last week, admirably making it four wins out of four. The hosts are also unbeaten in their past seven games in the third division and have stumbled just once since the start of the new year.
At the moment, the home team are sitting eight on the ladder, two points adrift of their foes for the week.
On the other hand, Portsmouth breezed past Shrewsbury in their most recent encounter by slotting two unanswered goals. Impressively, the visitors have now picked up the win in all but one of their past seven games in the League One.
Be that as it may, the guests have dropped points in their half of their previous eight outings. To make matters worse, Fleetwood have been a confident bunch on home soil.
In fact, they have not admitted defeat in front of the home crowd since their 1-0 loss to Ipswich, way back in early October. With home advantage in their arsenal, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to Fleetwood in this one.
However, the hosts have not secured the bragging rights in their last three meetings with this foe here. Taking into account that Portsmouth have also shared the spoils thrice on the road, a double chance is sizing up to be the safest punt.
Furthermore, Fleetwood have been found napping at the back, far too many times at home. Miserably, they have conceded a goal or more in four of their previous five games here.
Meanwhile, Portsmouth have consistently found the back of the net in each of their past three visits to this stadium. Hence, expect neither side to keep a clean sheet intact come Saturday.
Fleetwood vs Portsmouth Betting tips
Double chance: Fleetwood or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).