Ace Football previews the League One round 19 match between Portsmouth and Derby and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Derby will visit Fratton Park this coming Friday for a League One fixture with home side Portsmouth. Portsmouth aim to spring a surprise when clashing with Derby on Friday after a series of matches without defeat. Three points could ignite a real spark in the squad before their upcoming League One fixtures.
Current League One standings
The current League One table shows these two sides on the same number of points so far this season. As such, both have an opportunity to gain some ground on their upcoming opponent in this round 19 clash. There is every reason to keep a close watch on Portsmouth clashing with Derby over three points on Friday.
Latest form and fixture history of Portsmouth against Derby
Portsmouth tough to break down
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Portsmouth, who have performed more or less according to expectations. Pompey are unbeaten in their last three games after drawing 1-1 with Shrewsbury, beating Hereford 1-3 and drawing 1-1 with Morecambe.
Derby on a roll
Derby look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. The Rams look well suited to take on any opponent with seven points to show off from three matches. They started off drawing 0-0 with Liverpool, before downing first Milton Keynes Dons by 1-3, then Torquay in a 5-0 win.
Fixture history: Portsmouth vs Derby
As newcomers to this division Derby don’t have any h2h records against Portsmouth with this being their first meeting in League One. Their last clash ended in a 2-1 win for Portsmouth in the EFL Cup in August 2015.
Highlights from the last game between Portsmouth and Derby:
Portsmouth vs Derby Stats
Here are some facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between Portsmouth and Derby. The facts are based on stats from the recent games that the teams played out across all tournaments.
- Portsmouth have not lost 21 of the last 22 home matches
- Portsmouth have scored in 19 of the last 20 matches
- In 8 of the last 9 home matches Portsmouth played, both teams scored
- In the last 5 matches in a row Portsmouth played, both teams scored
- Portsmouth have scored in 14 of the last 16 home matches
- In the last 5 matches in a row Derby played, both teams scored
- In the last 4 away matches in a row Derby played, both teams scored
- Derby have scored in 11 of the last 13 matches
- In the last 3 Derby matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
- In the last 3 Derby away matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
Colby Bishop has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, Portsmouth will be relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Derby will be looking to David McGoldrick in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 5 goals in his last 6 games.
Match predictions: Portsmouth vs Derby
In conclusion, we present betting tips for this League One match, which are based on the above statements. Besides the main prediction for this game, we have also come up with some lower and higher-risk alternatives.