Burton Albion vs Portsmouth Match Info
Date: Friday 19th April 2019
Venue: Pirelli Stadium, Burton
Burton Albion vs Portsmouth Match Stats
- Burton Albion are unbeaten in their last five matches
- Portsmouth have won their last six consecutive games
- Three of the five previous meetings between these two have been drawn
Burton Albion vs Portsmouth Head-to-Head
Last Three Results:
07 Sep 2014 – Burton Albion 2-0 Portsmouth – League Two
17 Jan 2015 – Portsmouth 1-1 Burton Albion – League Two
23 Oct 2018 – Portsmouth 2-2 Burton Albion – League One
Full Head-to-Head Record:
Burton Albion wins: 1
Portsmouth wins: 1
Burton Albion vs Portsmouth Match Preview
Burton Albion took some time to get used to life back in League One after their relegation from the Championship last season. Although they were never likely to compete in the second tier for too long with their lower crowds and tight budget, they will have been hoping that boss Nigel Clough could be the man to take them back there this season and they’ve stuck with him despite not quite managing that level of success.
Although they come into this game on the back of a five game unbeaten streak, winning four of those games and the other producing a draw against title-chasing Sunderland, the Brewers may have left it slightly too late to make a late charge for the play-offs but they are at least looking to continue this good form and to finish the season on a high. You can back them for three points here at 19/10 with William Hill.
Portsmouth are among the promotion chasers in the League One table at this time. In only their second season back at the third tier, Pompey have been battling for a top two spot alongside Luton Town, Barnsley, Sunderland and Charlton Athletic. As things stand, the Hampshire outfit are level on points with the Black Cats in 4th and 3rd place respectively, although both sides have a game in hand on the Tykes who sit in second.
After something of a slump saw them start to lose ground in the chase after the turn of the year, Kenny Jackett’s men are now back on the gas and in fine fettle, winning their last six consecutive games in all competitions including the Checkatrade Trophy Final against Sunderland at Wembley last month. After a 4-1 hammering of Rochdale last weekend they’ll feel they have the confidence to pick up three more points here at 7/5 with Bet365.
We’re backing some goals in this game though. Burton have been excellent going forward in recent weeks, racking up no fewer than 15 goals in their last five League One outings, but they come up against a Portsmouth side who have terrorised defences all season long and have themselves smashed in 16 goals in their last six games. You can back both teams to find the net again in this clash at 4/5 with William Hill.
Burton Albion vs Portsmouth Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 4/5 with William Hill
Brett Pitman to score at any time @ 5/2 with PaddyPower
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