Portsmouth vs Rochdale Prediction & Match Preview

Portsmouth vs Rochdale
England – League One
Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Fratton Park (Portsmouth).

Portsmouth are in contention for a spot in the playoffs, and are at home. In addition, they simply have been unstoppable at this venue, while Rochdale have been a total disaster on the road. On top of that, Portsmouth have a 100% winning record in h2h clashes at this venue this past decade. By all means, await a huge Portsmouth victory.

Portsmouth vs Rochdale Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Portsmouth won the reverse fixture 0-3, on the road.
  • Four of the last five clashes saw Rochdale conceding three or more goals.
  • Rochdale are on a four-game losing run against this opponent.
  • At this venue, the hosts are on a 100% winning record in the last decade.
  • The combined scoreline for the prior three encounters at this stadium is 9-1, in favor of the hosts.

Portsmouth vs Rochdale Prediction

Portsmouth lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day against Fleetwood. With a spot in the playoff up for grabs, the defeat will surely have frustrated the team, and they will be particular about compensating for it with a huge win this weekend.

Meanwhile, Rochdale lost 1-2 at home against Coventry. It was their 11th winless game in the past 14 game-weeks, and justified their presence in the bottom tier of the table. However, they do have a cushion of ten points over the relegation cut-off, and this apparent safety has driven them into complacency.

As things stand this weekend, Portsmouth are clear favorites to post the three points. They are in form, and are going after a spot in the post-season proceedings. They are also on a 17-game unbeaten run at home, and an eight-match winning run at this venue. In addition, keep note that they had also won 12 of their prior 13 home appearances. 

On the other hand, Rochdale had lost five of their prior eight overall games, and six of their last eight on the road. They had also the reverse fixture, and are on a losing streak of four games against this opponent. Most importantly, they have lost every single visit of theirs, to this venue in the past decade.

Taking all these observations into account, it’s predicted that hosts Portsmouth are about to register a massive win this Friday.

Portsmouth vs Rochdale Betting Tips

  • Portsmouth to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Portsmouth/ Portsmouth @ 2.00 (1/1).

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