Portsmouth vs Sunderland Live Streaming
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Portsmouth vs Sunderland Match Info
Date: Thursday May 16 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Fratton Park
Referee: Peter Bankes
Portsmouth vs Sunderland Head-To-Head Record
This season’s matches
May 11 2019: Sunderland 1-0 Portsmouth
April 27 2019: Sunderland 1-1 Portsmouth
March 31 2019 (Checkatrade Trophy final): Portsmouth 1-1 Sunderland (Portsmouth won on penalties)
December 22 2018: Portsmouth 3-1 Sunderland
Total head-to-head league matches played: 101
Portsmouth wins: 32
Sunderland wins: 36
Portsmouth vs Sunderland Stats
- Sunderland have won only one of their last 10 matches against Portsmouth – which was in the first leg of this tie
- The Black Cats have not won in their latest seven visits to Fratton Park
- Both teams have scored in eight of their last nine meetings
Portsmouth vs Sunderland Match Preview
Familiar rivals do battle for a place in the League One play-off final – and Chris Maguire’s goal in the first leg may prove decisive in sending Sunderland to Wembley.
Maguire had only been on the Stadium of Light pitch as a substitute for four minutes when he broke the deadlock and even though Sunderland had Alim Ozturk sent off soon afterwards, they held out to earn themselves a 1-0 advantage to take to Fratton Park.
This will be the fifth meeting this season between two clubs who were in the Premier League when they had last faced each other nine years ago, both having fallen on hard times since then but trying to work their way back up to the elite level.
It may be a concern for Sunderland fans that their team lost 3-1 away to Pompey just before Christmas, but they will also feel their turn is due having been beaten on penalties by Kenny Jackett’s side in the Checkatrade Trophy final.
Portsmouth finished three points ahead of the Black Cats in the final league table and there has not been much between the clubs all season.
Another tight affair looks on the cards here and that should suit Sunderland, who are backed to hang on to their aggregate advantage and progress to a Wembley showdown with either Doncaster or, more probably, Charlton.
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Portsmouth vs Sunderland Betting Tips
Draw @ 9/4 with bet365
Both teams to score @ Evens with bet365