Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Predictions

Vedran Ostojic 24 Oct 2019
  • Portsmouth lag six points behind the top 6 with two games in hand to 6th placed Oxford

  • Can they now catch up with points in Bristol?

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John Marquis of Portsmouth (PA Images)

Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Score Prediction

Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Match Info

Match date: 26th October 2019

Kick-Off: 3:00 pm

Stadium: Memorial Stadium, Bristol

Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

19 Feb 2019 Portsmouth 1 – 1 Bristol Rovers
21 Aug 2018 Bristol Rovers 1 – 2 Portsmouth
1 Jan 2018 Bristol Rovers 2 – 1 Portsmouth

Matches played: 9

Bristol Rovers wins: 2

Portsmouth wins: 6

Draws: 1

Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Stats

  • Bristol Rovers come into the match with two consecutive losses behind them
  • Portsmouth beat Lincoln (1-0) on Tuesday to end a two-match winless streak
  • ‎ ‎Rovers beat Portsmouth just once in eight clashes since 2014

Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Preview

Bristol Rovers have seen their four-match winning streak ended by Doncaster Rovers (2-0) last week and they failed to bounce back quickly, seeing Bolton snatch a 0-2 win at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday. And little time they get to bounce now too, as they host Portsmouth just days after the troubled display against the rock-bottomed rivals.

Rovers have been tough to outgun beforehand and Graham Coughlan sure hopes his men can now show it off, putting behind them seven days that saw a crash from the top 6. However, another tough task is looming and we feel their dented confidence could play a role on the day as well.

Portsmouth come into the match with a rather unpredictable spell of form behind them too, where they beat Lincoln City (1-0) with a single goal from John Marquis to end a streak of two games without a win. They have been solid defensively, though, and will have ground to build on at the Memorial Stadium.

Indeed, Pompey conceded just one goal in their last three outings. They’ve seen a goalless draw against Gillingham and a 1-0 loss at Wimbledon over the past two weeks, which has shown more troubles to turn clashes their way on the road once again. Still, breaking the unwanted dry spell in the final third could be more important.

The visitors have struggled to keep clean sheets away from home but we still see them finally working it out, as we stick our necks out for them to snatch all three points in a win priced at 7/5 with bet365. Rovers have struggled lately and we feel Portsmouth will be able to capitalize.

However, we feel they’ll have to score goals to do so and we’ll now also go for a high-scoring occasion in Bristol. We’ll back Over 2.5 Goals FT at 11/10 with William Hill and hope to see goals on both ends here.

Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Betting Tips

Portsmouth to win @ 7/5 with bet365

Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 11/10 with William Hill

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    Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Predictions

    Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Match Info Match date: 26th October 2019 Kick-Off: 3:00 pm Stadium: Memorial Stadium, Bristol Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 19 Feb 2019 Portsmouth 1 – 1 Bristol Rovers 21 Aug 2018 Bristol Rovers 1 – 2 Portsmouth 1 Jan 2018 Bristol Rovers 2 – 1…