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Bitesize Prediction: Portsmouth vs Derby – 02/04/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 31 Mar 2024

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Competition: League One

Market: Portsmouth draw no bet

Odds: 4/6 @ BetUS

In what is a heavyweight showdown at the top of the League One table, Portsmouth will welcome Derby to Fratton Park on Tuesday night.

Starting with the hosts, while Portsmouth might have eventually fallen short last season in their bid to clinch a play-off ticket, the Blues are in the midst of a major League One romp this time around. Last seen over the weekend putting down another statement of intent as they cruised their way to a 3-1 romp away at Wycombe, the mood around Fratton Park is at a red-hot high. Opening Tuesday’s showdown holding a five-point buffer at the top of the table, John Mousinho’s men know that they can clinch a season-defining victory on Tuesday night. In fact, Pompey are unbeaten in all of their previous 13 straight appearances – a purple patch that stems all the way back to January 13th. Likewise, winning all of their last three League One matchups by an aggregate score of 6-2, the midweek hosts have also continued to gain a fearsome reputation for their success on home soil. Opening March with a 2-1 victory against Oxford United, Portsmouth have won all of their last five showdowns at Fratton Park.

As for the visitors, also falling short in the play-off chase last season, Derby find themselves in an almost identical position to Tuesday’s opponents. Making an immediate return to winning ways over the weekend as they clinched a gritty 1-0 victory against Blackpool at Pride Park, the Rams are also sat in pole position to secure an automatic Championship return this year. In fact, Paul Warne’s side have collected five points from their previous six League One appearances – a run that stems back to a 2-1 loss against Charlton on February 27th. However, although Derby might hold a commanding six-point buffer from dropping out the automatic promotion places, the former Rotherham boss will have a mild headache over his side’s recent issues on the road. Last seen on their travels suffering a shock 1-0 defeat against Northampton, Warne’s men have lost two of their previous three showdowns away from Pride Park. In what is a real battle at the top of the League One table, we are backing a home draw no bet here.

Bet: Portsmouth draw no bet against Derby 4/6 for 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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