Tranmere vs Portsmouth Prediction & Match Preview

Tranmere vs Portsmouth
England – League One
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Prenton Park (Birkenhead).

These teams have been polar opposites in terms of performance the last several match-days. Portsmouth are on an eight-game winning run, and are prime contender for the playoffs, or maybe even direct promotion. Meanwhile, Tranmere are on four-game losing run, and a 13-match winless run. As such, we easily pick out Portsmouth as the favorites this Saturday.

Tranmere vs Portsmouth Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Portsmouth won the reverse fixture 2-0, at home. 
  • Tranmere had lost three of the last four games.
  • Six of the prior nine wins went to Portsmouth as well.
  • Portsmouth scored two or more goals in three of the previous five match-ups.
  • In the last 22 years, only once have the hosts won at this venue.

Tranmere vs Portsmouth Prediction

Tranmere lost at home the prior game week against Doncaster. It was a totally one-sided match, and the guests recorded a 0-3 scoreline. It was the fourth loss in a row for Tranmere.

On the other hand, Portsmouth registered a 2-0 win at home over Sunderland. Keep note that the latter are locked in a race for the playoff qualification, and still the hosts managed a convincing win.

Portsmouth are now just three points away from a direct-qualification spot, and just six away from the top-most position. On the other hand, Tranmere have even failed to secure one point on average per game, and are in the relegation zone. 

Tranmere recorded a combined scoreline of 0-12 from their last four games, and they had lost six of their last seven home appearances as well. They had also conceded twice or more in five of their prior seven home matches, and failed to score in their preceding three matches here.

As such, by all means, expect a dominating win by Portsmouth this match-day.

Tranmere vs Portsmouth Betting Tips

  • Portsmouth to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Portsmouth/ Portsmouth @ 2.50 (3/2).