Portsmouth (@1.8) vs Burton (@4.33)

Our Prediction:

Portsmouth will win

Portsmouth – Burton Match Prediction | 17-09-2019 14:45

Given the fact that the Brewers, whove scored an average of 3.2 goals in their last five, and Pompey, whove notched an average of 2.8 in their last five, have both excelled going forward of late, a relatively high-scoring game may just be a tad more likely than the current price suggests. In summary, its fair to say that both Burton and Portsmouth have been thriving in the final third of late, while both have shown a few defensive weaknesses. Keeping this in mind, Over 2.5 Goals stands out.

It is also worth noting that Portsmouth and Sunderland both own a game in hand over Barnsley and league leading Luton Town F.C. (87 points). to come away with only 2 or less points out of their last 4 games. Pompey is lead by the 2 headed monster of Jamal Lowe (14 goals) and Ronan Curtis (11 goals), both of whom also have 8 assists apiece. Portsmouth is currently sitting on 80 points, which is 2 points behind Barnsley (currently 2nd). To have any chance of making the playoffs Burton will need to not only run the table (away Southend United F.C., home Luton, away Peterborough F.C.), but they will need to have the 6th place Doncaster Rovers F.C. Lucas Akins leads Burton in scoring with 11 goals to go along with an impressive 8 assists. Sunderland, also with 80 points currently sits 3rd by virtue of a +33 goal differential, compared with +31 for Portsmouth.

Reason For Portsmouth vs Burton Albion Betting Tips

Although they come into this game on the back of a five game unbeaten streak, winning four of those games and the other producing a draw against title-chasing Sunderland, the Brewers may have left it slightly too late to make a late charge for the play-offs but they are at least looking to continue this good form and to finish the season on a high. You can back them for three points here at 19/10 withWilliam Hill.

Fridays hosts are a team in form, though Portsmouth, who tore Rochdale to pieces last Saturday, will fancy themselves do well at Pirelli Stadium. Theyve also posted recent expected goals for figures such as 3.43, 2.18 and 1.99. Kenny Jacketts visitors have looked like a very dangerous side of late, as theyve won each of their last five, scoring an impressive 14 goals in the process.

There are a few blemishes on the road, but overall performances have been pleasing at Fratton Park. By doing plenty in the offensive third and generally not giving too much away, Portsmouth have gone about their business at home with minimal fuss this season. The fact that theyve scored twelve and conceded just six suggests that theyve been far more productive in the final third than theyve allowed their opponents to be, as does the fact that they have an average expected goal difference of +0.97.

Burton Albion vs Portsmouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

After something of a slump saw them start to lose ground in the chase after the turn of the year, Kenny Jacketts men are now back on the gas and in fine fettle, winning their last six consecutive games in all competitions including the Checkatrade Trophy Final against Sunderland at Wembley last month. After a 4-1 hammering of Rochdale last weekend theyll feel they have the confidence to pick up three more points here at 7/5 withBet365.

Portsmouth's Jamal Lowe has recorded a goal in Portsmouth's last 2 League One matches, and 4 in their past 7. Burton's Lucas Akins has been playing with good quality recently as well, and has an impressive 6 goals in Burton's last 7 matches. He also scored in the Checkatrade Trophy final against Sunderland, meaning he has scored in each of his last 3 matches and 5 of his past 8 across all leagues.

With players such as Jamal Lowe and Ronan Curtis, whove got 21 goals and assists between them in League One this season, Portsmouth are backed to take advantage of Burtons leaky back-line. With an average of 1.98 expected goals for per home game, against a visiting side that is averaging 2.05 against on their travels, Portsmouth Over 1.5 Goals is tough to resist at the prices.

Burton Albion vs Portsmouth Predictions

Burton Albion took some time to get used to life back in League One after their relegation from the Championship last season. Although they were never likely to compete in the second tier for too long with their lower crowds and tight budget, they will have been hoping that boss Nigel Clough could be the man to take them back there this season and theyve stuck with him despite not quite managing that level of success.

On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.33 goals per Match.Portsmouth in actual season average scored 1.78 goals per match. Teams Portsmouth Burton played so far 6 matches.Portsmouth won 2 direct matches. In 3 (60.00%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. Burton won 1 matches. In 4 (80.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. 3 matches ended in a draw. Burton average scored 1.75 goals per match in season 2019. In 4 (80.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. Below you will find a lot of statistics that make it easier Predict the result for a match between both teams. In 4 (80.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. Below the text is a list of the direct games.

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The match preview to the football match BURTON ALBION vs PORTSMOUTH in the League 1 of England compares both teams and includes match predictions the latest matches of the teams, the match facts, head to head (h2h), goal statistics, table standings, match strengths and at least a computer calculated match prediction. These facts should all be considered to place a successful bet on this match. By clicking on the team names you can examine the teams on their actual form in particular.

As things stand, the Hampshire outfit are level on points with the Black Cats in 4th and 3rd place respectively, although both sides have a game in hand on the Tykes who sit in second. In only their second season back at the third tier, Pompey have been battling for a top two spot alongside Luton Town, Barnsley, Sunderland and Charlton Athletic. Portsmouth are among the promotion chasers in the League One table at this time.