Portsmouth vs Birmingham Match Info
Match date: 6th August 2019
Kick-Off: 7:45 pm
Stadium: Fratton Park, Portsmouth
Portsmouth vs Birmingham Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
20 Mar 2012 Portsmouth 4 – 1 Birmingham City
7 Feb 2012 Birmingham City 1 – 0 Portsmouth
9 Mar 2010 Portsmouth 1 – 2 Birmingham City
Matches played: 65
Portsmouth wins: 17
Birmingham City wins: 31
Portsmouth vs Birmingham Stats
- Portsmouth have been more consistent through the pre-season with a more lenient schedule
- The sides last met in March 2012, when Pompey bagged a 4-1 Championship win at this ground
- Both come into the match just days after their league outings, seeing a busy schedule early in the campaign
Portsmouth vs Birmingham Match Preview
Portsmouth have been rather solid through their pre-season and now have a busy schedule on their hands as they look to build on such performances, hosting Birmingham for their League Cup clash just days after opening the League Cup campaign with a trip to Shrewsbury Town.
Pompey have bagged six wins in their seven pre-season outings, beating UCD (0-1), Havant & Waterlooville (1-2), Bognor Regis Town (1-2), Stevenage (0-1), Crawley Town (1-2), and Woking (2-4) in some very interesting contests along the way with just a 4-0 thrashing in the hands of Aldershot interrupting such a streak.
Birmingham have, on the other hand, seen a tougher schedule and bagged just two wins in their last five outings. They’ve beaten Swindon (1-6) and Bristol Rovers (1-2) but suffered losses to Portuguese rivals Cova Piedade and Vitoria Setubal (on penalties after draws on both occasions) as well as the Premier League rivals Brighton (0-4) in more of a one-sided contest at St Andrew’s.
Blues have been scoring goals quite regularly and will ant more the same on trips to Brentford and Portsmouth early in the new season, which does promise them in a good mood moving forward. They’ve been conceding too and it feels visitors could be forced into a thriller once again.
We still see them turning this one their way and we’ll now stick our necks out for an Away win at 7/4 with bet365, hoping to see excitement and Birmingham outgunning Portsmouth to bag a ticket to the 2nd Round of League Cup.
With that in mind, we obviously expect to see goals and with that in mind, we’re also going for a high-scoring clash with Over 2.5 Goals FT at 21/20 with 888 – which does seem like a great approach if it’s to judge by the sides’ recent records.
Portsmouth vs Birmingham Betting Tips
Birmingham to win @ 7/4 with bet365
Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 21/20 with 888
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