Sunderland Betting Preview
Portsmouth will welcome Sunderland to Fratton Park in the 2nd leg of their League One play-off semifinal, needing to overturn a 1-0 loss in the first leg. Can Pompey overcome that deficit to reach Wembley for a 2nd time this season? Read on for Portsmouth vs Sunderland betting tips and predictions.
Portsmouth may have lost the first leg, but as they only conceded a single goal, Kenny Jackett’s men should fancy themselves to turn things around at Fratton Park, though if they’re to reach Wembley for the second time this season, they’ll need to offer more in the attacking department, as their efforts in the first leg weren’t great to be honest.
Prior to the play-offs, Portsmouth had done an excellent job of both creating chances and scoring goals at home, so they ought to remain upbeat despite their lacklustre efforts at Stadium of Light. They have scored a very respectable 42 goals in their 23 home matches while they have only conceded only 22 at the other end.
While Portsmouth offer plenty going forward at home, Sunderland haven’t exactly sparkled on their travels. Since the turn of the year, Jack Ross’ men have certainly been tough to beat on the road, while their individual quality has carried them over the line at times. That being said, they have lost their last 2 road trips and that will surely be a worry for the visitors.
The last 3 competitive fixtures between these 2 teams have seen 2 or less goals scored.
5 of the last 6 encounters between these 2 sides have seen both teams score.
Portsmouth are unbeaten in their last 7 home competitive fixtures against Sunderland.
Portsmouth are winless in their last 4 league fixtures (D2 L2).
Portsmouth have won 4 of their last 6 home league games (D1 L1).
Sunderland have drawn 6 of their last 11 away league fixtures (W3 L2).