Harrogate vs Portsmouth
England – FA Cup
Date: Monday, 11 November 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Wetherby Road.
With a seating capacity of just 500, Wetherby Road is by no means a harrowing prospect for any visiting contingent, let alone a club from the third tier of English Football. Taking quality under consideration, expect Portsmouth to win this fixture without much incident this Monday.
Harrogate vs Portsmouth Head-to-head (h2h)
- Surprisingly, these two teams are locking horns for the first time.
Harrogate vs Portsmouth Prediction
Harrogate was defeated by a team lower than them in the league table the last match-day. Sure, the team had an away handicap to deal with, but keep note that Harrogate had, in fact, scored the first goal, that too even before ten minutes were up on the clock.
Later though, Eastleigh, the hosts, responded with two quick-fire goals, by the end of the first half. The home team added two more in the latter half, in return for just one, to complete the 4-2 scoreline.
Portsmouth meanwhile, crushed the visiting Southend, with a four-goal performance, and had their defense breached just once, to keep their unbeaten streak in the league, alive.
This Monday, the respective leagues either take part in, will come into play. While Harrogate had been a part of the National League North just two years before, the sixth tier in English Football, and gained promotion to the fifth tier just at the end of that season, their opposite number is a strong presence in the League One, and missed out on promotion the last summer by a whisker.
Still, they are the reigning champions of the EFL Trophy, and are miles ahead in terms of quality as well as experience, over their counterparts.
The League One outfit was also unbeaten in 16 of their former 20 clashes, and through a combination of all these factors, are strong favorites to win this match-up.
Harrogate vs Portsmouth Betting Tips
To Win: Portsmouth @ 1.60 (3/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Portsmouth/ Portsmouth @ 2.40 (7/5).