Portsmouth vs Sunderland Match Info
Match date: 31stMarch 2019
Kick-Off: 2.30pm GMT
Stadium: Wembley, London.
Portsmouth vs Sunderland Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
22 Dec 2018 Portsmouth 3 – 1 Sunderland
9 Feb 2010 Portsmouth 1 – 1 Sunderland
23 Jan 2010 Portsmouth 2 – 1 Sunderland
Matches played: 68
Portsmouth wins: 23
Sunderland wins: 20
Portsmouth vs Sunderland Stats
- Both sides come into the match in good shape and within points of League One top 2
- Sunderland haven’t suffered a loss since December and their trip to Portsmouth (3-1)
- Black Cats haven’t beaten Portsmouth in seven head-to-head clashes since 2008
Portsmouth vs Sunderland Match Preview
Portsmouth travel to Wembley for their EFL Trophy Final on Sunday in a great mood after outclassing Walsall (2-3), Scunthorpe United (2-0), and Shrewsbury Town (0-2) in three outings since early March. They now sit just outside the League One top 2 and will want to keep up such consistency with a great pick-me-up in London.
Pompey have had troubles retaining consistency on the road beforehand and this could be more worrying for the travelling fans but Kenny Jackett should have no troubles lifting their team spirits amid a rock-solid streak. Indeed, they’ve suffered just one loss in the last six trips and we expect them very motivated to build on it.
Sunderland come into the match in great spirits too, though, and have a 19-match unbeaten streak to build on. More worryingly, the last team that snatched all three points was Portsmouth (3-1) in December – with five draws and three wins seen on eight trips since then.
Black Cats beat Walsall (2-1) last time out as Lee Cattermole and William Grigg completed a comeback after falling behind very early in the game, ending a streak of two draws. They have been scoring goals on the regular and Jack Ross will now hope his men can build on the many positives.
However, we don’t see them getting past Portsmouth and we’ll now back Pompey to bag the silverware at Wembley at the odds of 4/5 with bet365. They haven’t seen a loss to Sunderland since 2008 and we feel they’ll be able to keep up such a streak.
We do feel we’re in for an exciting occasion on Sunday, though, and we hope for goals as well. We’ll thus also back a Yes on Both teams to score at 8/11 with Paddy Power, which feels like a solid approach to the fixture with both sides scoring and conceding on the regular.
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