Portsmouth vs Southampton
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Fratton Park (Portsmouth).
Two second-half goals against QPR on the road proved to be more than enough to grant Portsmouth the ticket to the next round after their counterparts failed to reply with even one of their own. However, the hosts are without a win in their last five games in the league and have salvaged not more than three points from those clashes as well.
The Saints, on the other hand, admitted to their first defeat in five matches after Bournemouth got the better of them with a 3-1 scoreline back in the Premier League at home. Their last clash in the Carabao Cup saw them edge it past Fulham with Obafemi grabbing the only goal of the game.
Although home advantage will be favoring Portsmouth in this one, that alone is not going to cut it against a top-flight side like Southampton.
Portsmouth vs Southampton Head to head (h2h)
- Four of the last nine meetings have gone in favor of Southampton while Portsmouth have registered a win just thrice.
- Their previous encounter back in 2012 ended in a 2-2 draw.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in their past six games in a row.
- Only one of their previous three clashes here have been high scoring ones.
Portsmouth vs Southampton Prediction
First and foremost, the home team are not used to taking on sides like Southampton on a regular basis as they are currently featuring in the third tier of English football. Furthermore, Portsmouth have not been tasting success in any of their last two games in a running.
Secondly, the visitors are a much more competitive side in comparison and will be making the trip to Fratton Park on the back of a very impressive three-match winning streak in their respective outings. Given that those clashes have also seen them win without conceding even a single goal, Southampton are the odds on favorites to come out on top.
Additionally, Portsmouth have been consistent in scoring two or more goals in their previous two clashes on home soil. Taking into account that both teams have been getting their names on the scoresheet in their last two head to head games here as well, expect neither side to walk away with a clean sheet intact at the end of the ninety minutes.
Portsmouth vs Southampton Betting tips
Southampton to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).