Stevenage vs Portsmouth
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Saturday, 29 August 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Broadhall Way (Stevenage).
Broadhall Way will pit together Stevenage and Portsmouth in yet another qualifier match of the Carabao Cup this season. The host has been put off in their form with a losing streak in their schedule, which the Pompey is likely to take advantage in the encounter.
Stevenage is on a nine-game losing streak in the campaign, following a 3-1 loss on the road against Crewe from the League Two mix. Two of their recent three fixtures saw them giving away clean sheets in the matches.
Portsmouth is also in a winless run in the league of late, but they drew three of their last five winless games in the schedule. They will visit after a 1-1 draw on the road against Oxford United in the League One fixture last time out.
The Boro was near to the bottom of the League Two table with just 22 points from 36 matches. On the other hand, Kenny Jacket and his men were at the fifth spot in League One table last season with 60 points from 35 appearances.
Stevenage vs Portsmouth Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded five of the overall eight wins.
- Only one of their last five matches has ended in a draw.
- Their previous encounter gave a 3-0 home win for the Boro.
- Six of their overall ten fixtures have seen both teams score.
Stevenage vs Portsmouth Prediction
There is no question in Portsmouth qualifying for the next round of the EFL Cup this season unless the visitors make a huge slip up in the middle. The host is on a losing streak in their schedule, which reduces their impact on the ground advantage in the game.
Another factor that backs the home win in full-time is that the Pompey has a decent away form in their schedule of late. Besides, pulling a win over the fourth tier contender will not be a herculean task for the League One contingent in the tournament.
Stevenage vs Portsmouth Betting tips
To qualify: Portsmouth @ 1.40 (2/5).
Portsmouth to win @ 1.66 (4/6).