Portsmouth v Sunderland Betting Tips
Not long ago we’d be discussing this game as Premier League fixture. However, both are battling for promotion to the Championship and we could expect a cracking game at Fratton Park on Saturday.
The home side is on a good run and are favorites with Ladbrokes pricing them at 6/5.
That’s difficult to argue with, although the draw at 21/10 with William Hill is feasible given they’ve almost matched each other in the table so far this season.
Key Battle: Curtis v Willis
Ronan Curtis has been a real star for Pompey so far this season with 11 goals coming in from the left.
Jordan Willis will need to keep an eye on him, and that will be a key area of the pitch.
Curtis to score anytime is worth a punt, with Chris Maguire posing Sunderland’s main threat with Max Power running things in the heart of midfield.
Our Tip: Pompey to snatch a win in this one
Sunderland won 2-1 in the reverse leg and we can see a similar home win this time around.
A Pompey 2-1 win is priced 17/2 with William Hill and a price we’d take, while a home win and BTTS is a little more conservative at 19/5 with the same bookie.
Ladbrokes also have some good value on the Portsmouth win with a Pompey win or draw, BTTS in the second half and over 2.5 goals in the match on 5/1.