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Bitesize Prediction: Portsmouth vs Barnsley – 16/04/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 14 Apr 2024

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Competition: League One

Market: Portsmouth win

Odds: 10/11 @ BetUS

Knowing that they can officially book a Championship return on Tuesday night, Portsmouth will welcome Barnsley to Fratton Park.

Starting with the hosts, while Portsmouth might have eventually settled for a 1-1 stalemate away at Bolton over the weekend, the Blues have continued on a stunning League One romp this season. Knowing that they can officially book a Championship return on Tuesday night, John Mousinho’s men find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high. Breaking a string of records this year and receiving a string of plaudits, the third-tier leaders will be looking to make one final statement here. In fact, Pompey are unbeaten in all of their previous 16 consecutive appearances – a purple patch that stems all the way back to January 13th. Getting the midweek fixtures underway holding a commanding four-point buffer at the top of the table, Mousinho’s men will also be excited by their extended success on home soil. Last seen at Fratton Park cruising their way to a 3-1 romp against Shrewsbury, Tuesday’s hosts have collected 19 points from just their previous seven showdowns in front of their own supporters.

As for the visitors, while Barnsley might have all but officially punched a play-off ticket for this season, it is no secret that Neill Collins’ men are in the midst of a recent wobble. Missing out on what they billed as a real opportunity over the weekend as they eventually had to settle for an action-packed 2-2 stalemate against Reading, the Tykes have now registered just a single win from any of their previous six League One appearances. Suffering a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Charlton earlier in the month, the midweek guests have continued to struggle with their consistency over the past six weeks. Facing what will certainly be a heavyweight challenge when they travel to Fratton Park on Tuesday night, Barnsley have also shown some worrying defensive issues. Including another 2-1 loss against Stevenage on April 9th, Collins’ side have recorded just one clean sheet from any of their last 16 straight appearances – a run that stems all the way back to January 23rd.

Bet: Portsmouth 10/11 to beat Barnsley in Tuesday’s League One showdown @ BetUS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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