Rochdale vs Portsmouth Prediction & Match Preview

Rochdale vs Portsmouth FA Cup Predictions by LeagueLane

Rochdale vs Portsmouth
English FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 2 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Crown Oil Arena (Rochdale).

Teams from opposite ends of the League One table are set to take on each other in the second round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon at Crown Oil Arena. Rochdale enjoyed a dream FA Cup run in the previous term when they went all the way to the last 16 round. The Dale even forced the likes of Tottenham Hotspur to a replay back then after holding them to a 2-2 draw at Crown Oil Arena.

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Spurs won the second leg 6-1 at Wembley, but it was one of the most beautiful lower-division stories of the campaign last season. The Dale will have a very challenging task to match such success this time around as they are set to battle the red-hot League One leaders Portsmouth for a place in the third round of the competition.

Rochdale vs Portsmouth: Head-to-head

Portsmouth have already claimed spoils from Crown Oil Arena this season when they picked up a 1-3 victory in late-September.

They won two and drew one of past three encounters with the Dale netting as many as eight goals along the way.

Teams have a win, a draw and a defeat apiece in three H2H games at Crown Oil Arena.

Rochdale vs Portsmouth: Prediction

Pompey extended their superb run on Tuesday night when they stormed past Walsall 2-0 at Fratton Park. Ollie Hawkins and Ronan Curtis notched two goals by the 50th minute of the affair to seal the deal for Portsmouth and push them four points clear at the top of the League One ladder.

The visitors won five on the trot in all competitions and they will head into this unbeaten in last ten games. They stormed past the National League outfit Maidenheam United 0-4 in the first round of the FA Cup three weeks ago.

Given Rochdale allowed three goals to Shrewsbury Town and four to Oxford United in recent losses, we see this tie as a one-way street for Pompey whose in-form strikers should not have troubles exploiting the obvious holes in Dale’s back line.

Rochdale vs Portsmouth: Bet Tips

  • Portsmouth to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
  • Portsmouth Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).

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