Portsmouth vs Coventry City Predictions

Jon Wilde 19 Aug 2019
  • Portsmouth vs Coventry City predictions for their League One match on Tuesday

  • We are backing Portsmouth to inflict Coventry’s first defeat of the season

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Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett (PA Images)

Portsmouth vs Coventry City Score Prediction

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Portsmouth vs Coventry City Match Info

Date: Tuesday August 20 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Fratton Park
Referee: Kevin Johnson

Portsmouth vs Coventry City Head-To-Head Record

Last 3 matches

April 22 2019: Portsmouth 2-1 Coventry City
October 2 2018: Coventry City 0-1 Portsmouth

August 9 2016 (League Cup 1st round): Coventry City 2-2 Portsmouth (Coventry won in extra time)

Total head-to-head league matches played: 24
Portsmouth wins: 10
Coventry City wins: 11
Draws: 3

Portsmouth vs Coventry City Stats

  • Coventry have won only one of their last six league matches against Portsmouth
  • Portsmouth have won their last three league games at home to Coventry either 2-0 or 2-1
  • Coventry have won only once away to Portsmouth since 1966

Portsmouth vs Coventry City Match Preview

Something has to give here as Portsmouth put their perfect home record this season on the line against a Coventry side who have yet to taste defeat after their opening four games.

Portsmouth, who are among the favourites for promotion from League One, have been faring much better at Fratton Park than on their travels so far – indeed like chalk and cheese.

Kenny Jackett’s side have enjoyed comfortable wins to nil at home to Tranmere and, in the Carabao Cup, Championship club Birmingham City. But on the road, Pompey have lost by one-goal margins at Shrewsbury and Sunderland.

Coventry are not playing at ‘home’ as such this season because they are having to groundshare with Birmingham, but it appears not to have made a jot of difference so far.

The Sky Blues have already beaten Southend, Bristol Rovers and, in the Carabao Cup, Exeter at St Andrew’s, but their only away game resulted in a 0-0 draw against Bolton Wanderers who have been struggling to put out a team due to their financial difficulties.

Home advantage here looks to give Pompey the edge and they are backed to lift themselves up the early table by inflicting Coventry’s first defeat of the campaign.

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Portsmouth vs Coventry City Betting Tips

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Both teams to score @ 19/20 with bet365

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    Portsmouth vs Coventry City Predictions

    Portsmouth vs Coventry City Match Info Date: Tuesday August 20 2019 Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST Venue: Fratton Park Referee: Kevin Johnson Portsmouth vs Coventry City Head-To-Head Record Last 3 matches April 22 2019: Portsmouth 2-1 Coventry City October 2 2018: Coventry City 0-1 Portsmouth August 9 2016 (League Cup 1st round): Coventry City 2-2 Portsmouth…