Portsmouth vs Blackpool Prediction & Match Preview

Portsmouth vs Blackpool
England- League One.
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Fratton Park (Portsmouth).

The table-toppers are in action on Saturday, as they host Blackpool in Round-28 of the League One season.

Pompey is 5 points clear at the top of the table over their nearest rivals Luton Town. The team excels in both attacking and defending with 46 goals scored and only 24 conceded. At the moment they enjoy a 2 game win streak in the league and a 4 match streak in all competitions.

They have won 4 of their recent 5 home games and lost only once. That loss against Charlton was their first since October 2018. More than 2.5 goals were scored at full time in 4 of their recent home matches as well.

Blackpool is 11th in the league right now, but their latest matches point at a far worse finish to their league season. Including 4 defeats they are without a win in their last 5 matches across all venues. Away form is similar with 3 losses in the recent 5 matches on the road. In 4 of those 5 games, the score had less than 2.5 goals in total.

Manager Terry McPhillips has to come up with better tactics against the toppers to prevent further damage. He is in the hot seat and if the upcoming matches are lost, he would be looking at a possible sacking.

Portsmouth vs Blackpool: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Blackpool has won 2 and lost 3 of the last 5 h2h matches against this opposition.
  • Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their last 5 h2h meetings across all venues.
  • From the 4 h2h clashes at Portsmouth, the hosts have won 3 and lost only once.
  • All 3 of their recent meetings here had a total score with less than 2.5 goals.

Portsmouth vs Blackpool: Prediction

The away side was not able to salvage at least a point from their last 4 matches. I don’t see them doing that against the Posh as well. With 7 wins at home in their last 8 games, I would bet on the hosts to win comfortably with 1.73 odds.

In 14 matches that the team from Hampshire played, the final score had more than 2.5 goals. In most of these games, they scored at least 2 or more goals. This is guaranteed by 7 of their last 8 matches at home. So against a struggling Blackpool defence, we can bet on the hosts to score 2 or more goals with a strong 4.00 odds.

Portsmouth vs Blackpool: Betting Tips

  • The home side to win @ 1.73 (8/11).
  • Portsmouth: Over 2.5 team goals @ 4.00 (3/1).