Oxford vs Portsmouth
England – League 1 Playoff
Date: Monday, 6 July 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Kassam Stadium (Oxford).
Oxford will be hopeful of qualifying for the finals with their home ground advantage. Portsmouth had their chance at home, but their form is doubtful away from home.
Oxford vs Portsmouth Match preview
In the first leg of the clash, Portsmouth hosted the game, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Since there is no definite winner in the first leg, the second leg will be a decider for finding the finalist.
Both goals in that match came in the first half of the clash, with the Pompey winger Curtis opening the score and later Browne of Oxford United equalized within ten minutes from the opener.
Despite being on the road, the Yellows had 45% ball possession in the game. The Pompey had 15 attempts in the game consisting of 2 shots on goal and 3 shots off the target.
In the meantime, Karl Robinson’s boys also had 2 shots on goal. Portsmouth surged forward with 11 corner kicks, using their ground advantage. The Yellows didn’t hold back their attack as they had 7 corner kicks in ninety minutes.
The host has won their recent three fixtures at home while the Pompey is on a three-game losing streak in their away fixtures schedule.
Even if the clash ends in another draw past the extra thirty minutes, then the host will have a slight edge in penalties over the visitors in the conversion rate.
Oxford vs Portsmouth Head-to-head (h2h)
- Their recent three fixtures have ended in a draw.
- The host has recorded three of the last five wins.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw.
- The host is unbeaten at home in the last four fixtures.
Oxford vs Portsmouth Prediction
Oxford United enjoys their home ground advantage in the clash and since they have scored an away goal in the first leg, the morale of the players will increase for the next encounter. Besides, Portsmouth has an inferior form on the road with three consecutive defeats.
The double chance favoring Oxford with 1.44 odds will be the safest bet in the match for the punters. Both teams will play hard to qualify and we can expect a couple of goals in the clash as spaces will open up at either end. The tip for over 1.5 goals with 1.40 odds will come in handy for the ninety minutes.
Oxford vs Portsmouth Betting tips
Double chance: Oxford or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).