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Portsmouth FC vs Southend United Predictions and Betting Tips

  • Portsmouth vs Southend United predictions for their League One match on Saturday
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Christian Burgess (right) of Portsmouth in action during a pre-season friendly match against Bournemouth (credit: Getty Images)

Portsmouth vs Southend United predictions for Saturday’s League One match at Fratton Park. Portsmouth are four points clear at the top of the table. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

Portsmouth vs Southend United prediction


Date: Saturday December 8 2018
Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT
Venue: Fratton Park

Portsmouth vs Southend United head-to-head record


Last 4 matches

February 17 2018: Southend United 3-1 Portsmouth
November 18 2017: Portsmouth 1-0 Southend United

January 24 2015: Portsmouth 1-2 Southend United
September 13 2014: Southend United 2-0 Portsmouth

Total head-to-head league matches played: 32
Portsmouth wins: 14
Southend wins: 11
Draws: 7

Portsmouth vs Southend United stats


  • Southend have won seven of their last nine matches against Portsmouth 
  • Only one of the latest 15 meetings between these clubs has ended as a draw
  • Both teams have scored in 11 of their last 14 meetings

Portsmouth vs Southend United betting tips


Southend have an excellent head-to-head record against Portsmouth and that means they could be a good bet to end the League One leaders’ winning run.

Pompey are flying high at the top of the table with only one league defeat all season, but that was at home to a team, Gillingham, who are below Southend in the current standings.

In fairness to Portsmouth, their form over the last couple of months has been excellent and going into Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy fixture against Arsenal Under-21, they had won six on the bounce and nine of their last 11 with draws in the other two.

Southend United manager Chris Powell attends the Football Black List Celebration on November 1 2018 in London (Getty Images)
Southend’s results are up and down but they are in particularly good scoring form at present, especially midfield duo Sam Mantom, who has bagged three goals in his last four appearances, and Thimothee Dieng.

And the Shrimpers are certainly something of a bogey team for Portsmouth – to broaden out the stats above, they have won five of the six meetings since 2013-14 when the clubs were in the same division for the first time in 17 years.

It will not be easy for Chris Powell’s side to get anything on their trip to the south coast, but this could be an occasion when it is worth taking on the favourite with an opponent whose record on their travels this term is very respectable.

Portsmouth vs Southend United best odds


  4/6 Portsmouth (bet365)
14/5 Draw (BetVictor)
17/4 Southend United (BetVictor)

Portsmouth vs Southend United recommended bet


Southend United/Draw double chance @ 5/4 with bet365


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Portsmouth FC vs Southend United Predictions and Betting Tips

Portsmouth vs Southend United predictions for Saturday’s League One match at Fratton Park. Portsmouth are four points clear at the top of the table. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

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