Walsall vs Portsmouth
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: The Banks’s Stadium (Walsall).
Portsmouth are on their best way to break back into the top six in the League One standings. The Pompeys have been pretty efficient in the final third netting five in impressive back-to-back wins over Oldham Athletic and Oxford United. They are now just two points shy of the playoffs spots and a win here against the struggling Walsall could get them in given that neither Scunthorpe United nor Peterborough can be proud of their recent form.
The Saddlers are just a perfect opposition for Pompeys at this stage given that the hosts have been on a dreadful run of three straight losses without scoring a single goal in the process. Furthermore, Walsall have conceded as many as eight along the way. In Dean Keates’ defense, the team faced the likes of Shrewsbury Town and Wigan Athletic in last two rounds.
All eyes will be on Brett Pitman who has completed a brace in each of last two wins over Oldham Athletic and Oxford United. Team’s top scorer should have plenty of room to create in the final third and add to his impressive 18-gola tally (second on the league’s goalscorers list) given that Walsall have been super easy to break down in their most recent set of fixtures.
Walsall vs Portsmouth: Head-to-head
The head to head statistics is all tied at three wins, draws and losses for reach of the teams ahead of their landmark 10th encounter.
Four of last five H2H games have seen the BTTS pick “come in”.
Teams have shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they locked horns in this term of League One in mid-August last year at Fratton Park.
Walsall vs Portsmouth: Prediction
Pompeys will have a phenomenal chance to extend their hot streak and we just have to back them to grab the spoils at the Banks’s Stadium at the sky-high 2.30 odds.
Apart from the away win, we will back league’s second top scorer Brett Pitman to find the back of the net at the odds of 2.25.
Walsall vs Portsmouth: Bet Tips
Portsmouth to win @ 2.30
Brett Pitman to score anytime @ 2.25