Portsmouth (@4.6) vs Southampton (@1.72)
25-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Southampton will win

Portsmouth – Southampton Match Prediction | 25-09-2019 14:45

The visitors have put together some away form, while they will be up for this derby clash. After all, Southampton are seemingly taking this competition seriously. Portsmouth seemingly caught Birmingham and QPR cold in previous rounds; the Saints wont make the same mistake. Portsmouth are winless in five games in League One, while we cant see them matching the Saints in this clash.

The last game was played a long time ago, so tradition doesnt mean a thing here. I looked at their recent performances and their styles of play, as well as other factors while I was crafting my selection. If we take everything I said, it targets the away team win, with both teams scoring due to the changeable form of both teams defense.

Portsmouth vs Southampton Score Prediction

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Its early days in the top-flight campaign, but already weve seen enough from the visitors to suggest that theyll have little trouble staying up this term. They were beaten 3-1 by Bournemouth on Friday, but Ralph Hasenhuttl is a stable choice as manager. He has already guided them clear of danger last term, while this season hes put together a three-game winning streak on the road with the Saints.

It was already said, their offense is not doing so well, right now. That will have to change if they want something from this game. By looking at the more positive things, they do not have injuries or suspensions prior to this game. Still, they look like a much stronger club than their rivals today and should win this game. They have an inconsistent form, where they get some points where they arent supposed to, and then lose at home against a waker club in front of their fans at home.

Secondly, the visitors are a much more competitive side in comparison and will be making the trip to Fratton Park on the back of a very impressive three-match winning streak in their respective outings. Given that those clashes have also seen them win without conceding even a single goal, Southampton are the odds on favorites to come out on top.

After losing to their top-flight south-coast rivals on Friday, Southampton are aiming for better against their biggest rivals. The first Hampshire Derby for seven years takes place this week, with both sides bidding to secure their place in the next round of the Carabao Cup. Pompey are on a solid run, with two wins from two without conceding a goal in this competition, but will that be enough to edge out their top-flight opponents?

Taking into account that both teams have been getting their names on the scoresheet in their last two head to head games here as well, expect neither side to walk away with a clean sheet intact at the end of the ninety minutes. Additionally, Portsmouth have been consistent in scoring two or more goals in their previous two clashes on home soil.

Portsmouth vs Southampton Best Bet

Every player wants the ball and has the confidence to change the course of the game. Their best scorer Curtis has only 2 goals, which is the best indicator for that. As we have already said, they are in a nice form and their fans have a lot of hope before this match. They would like to continue their run with a surprising win here in front of their home supporters. They love to play team football, where everyone is involved. Mostly because of that, I expect from them at least a goal in this match.

The last time these two teams have played a Head-To-Head match was way back in 2012. Portsmouth is playing great football right now. Their offense is scoring goals like it is nothing as they have scored 11 in that period, so they will love to continue their remarkable run. Since then, everything has changed so looking at the tradition of these two is worthless. They are currently standing in 18th place in the League One table, but they have played 3 games less than others. They are unbeaten in 6 consecutive games, which is a pretty nice feat for them now.

When we are talking about form, we have to know that Southamptons opponents are much better rivals than of Portsmouths. By looking at all of this, I can see Southampton winning toughly with both teams scoring. As of now, both teams to score looks like the safest bet here. They are at 11th place with 7 points from 6 games, having a hard time scoring goals with just 6. On the other side, Southampton started their campaign in a changeable form this year. Still, Southampton has only one loss in their last 5 games, which is nice.