Portsmouth vs Sunderland
Date: Saturday, 01 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Fratton Park (Portsmouth).
In the tightly packed fight for the promotion, Portsmouth will be the favorites with their home ground advantage against Sunderland at Fratton Park.
- Portsmouth form: 26 matches – 12 wins – 8 draws – 6 losses – 44 points.
- Sunderland form: 27 matches – 12 wins – 9 draws – 6 losses – 45 points.
Sunderland is at the 5th position while Portsmouth is closing in on them with just a one-point difference at the 7th spot in the league table.
Portsmouth vs Sunderland Head-to-head (h2h)
- For the past five games, Sunderland has been stayed unbeaten in all.
- Three of their last five fixtures have ended in a draw.
- The team that hosts have stayed unbeaten in their prior ten matches.
- Their previous encounter awarded a 2-1 home win for Sunderland.
Portsmouth vs Sunderland Prediction
As both teams are in a good form in their schedule lately, the punters will have trouble deciding a clear winner out of the two. However, Portsmouth will be the best option for the favorites to win in the clash.
The first reason is their home ground advantage in the match which will give a slight edge for Portsmouth over the opponents. The host will be returning home after a 0-2 win on the road in their previous encounter with Lincoln. It marked their seventh consecutive win in all major contests.
Besides, Portsmouth is unbeaten at home in their past 15 appearances in all major competitions. Also, the Pompey has not lost any of their league home matches this season so far. So, they will be in their best at their own turf.
Secondly, they will be facing a weaker side on the road with the away handicap. Sunderland has recorded only three wins in their last ten overall away matches. Phil Parkinson’s only comfort will be that the three wins have come within their last five trips.
The Black Cats were on the road in their previous encounter also. The visitor faced Tranmere in which Sunderland scored the lone goal in the clash. They will be going on back to back away games in their fixture. It will affect the mentality and morale of the players.
In the current league, Sunderland is one of the top-part away teams with a mixed form. They have marked five each of wins and losses in their 13 away games so far in the league. Also, the guest has recorded three wins in their last five away games in the campaign.
As such, Portsmouth will be the better option considering their overall performance and home ground advantage. So, the punters can draw no bet on Portsmouth since Sunderland is also on a decent form. In the scoring department, there is a chance of the total score to be over 1.5 goals in the match.
Portsmouth vs Sunderland Betting tips
Draw no bet: Portsmouth @ 1.50 (1/2).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).