Portsmouth vs QPR
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Fratton Park (Portsmouth).
Portsmouth fell on the first obstacle in past two seasons in the FA Cup, but they managed to reach the fourth round this time around thanks to a thread of three clean sheet wins. The most impressive of all was certainly the one which came in the previous round when Pompey stunned Championship side Norwich City 0-1 away at Carrow Road.
The team led by Kenny Jackett will now face another Championship outfit in the battle for a place in the fifth round of the competition. They should have an easier job given the home court advantage and the fact QPR are certainly weaker rivals than Norwich City who hold the second place in the Championship ladder at the moment.
Queens Park Rangers are 14th in their respective division. They will come into this in the lowest of spirits following a tough 1-4 loss at home to Preston North End last weekend, their second straight league defeat.
Portsmouth vs QPR: Head-to-head
It’s been eight years since these two sides last locked horns and back then they were battling it out together in Championship.
QPR have a positive head to head record with 7 wins, 5 draws and only 2 defeats in 14 ties with Pompey.
All but one of past seven head to head games saw fewer than three goals scored.
Portsmouth vs QPR: Prediction
A pair of straight league losses compromised Portsmouth’s promotional ambitions in League One. They still hold the very top of the ladder, but are now only one point clear off second-placed Luton Town and four adrift of Sunderland in third. Nonetheless, their fine home form throughout the season might promise success when they come across a higher-division opposition here.
QPR won just one of past seven league games on the road in Championship. They shipped four goals In front of the home crowd seven days ago against Preston. This is why we will stick to the hosts and back them to claim the victory at the odds of 2.37.
Portsmouth vs QPR: Bet Tips
Portsmouth to win @ 2.37 (11/8)
Portsmouth Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.37 (11/8).