Sunderland vs Portsmouth Match Info
Match date: 11thMay 2019
Kick-Off: 7.30 pm
Stadium: Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
Sunderland vs Portsmouth Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
27 Apr 2019 Sunderland 1 – 1 Portsmouth
31 Mar 2019 Portsmouth (P) 2 – 2 Sunderland
22 Dec 2018 Portsmouth 3 – 1 Sunderland
Matches played: 70
Sunderland wins: 20
Portsmouth wins: 24
Sunderland vs Portsmouth Stats
- Sunderland saw losses at Fleetwood Town (2-1) and Southend United (2-1) in their last two outings
- Portsmouth missed on a top 2 spot in similar fashion with just two points in their respective last three outings
- Pompey haven’t suffered a loss to Sunderland since January 2008 (2-0 at this ground)
Sunderland vs Portsmouth Match Preview
Sunderland have seen two disappointing trips as they failed to make the top 2 cut, where both Fleetwood (2-1) and Southend (2-1) found late winners and extended their four-match winless streak. Jack Ross now has to look for a quick fix as his men host Portsmouth for the first leg of their Promotion Play-offs on Saturday evening.
Black Cats have been scoring goals on the regular but simply struggled to retain defensive consistency through the match, thus conceding late goals on three of the last four occasions. They will now need more if they’re to earn an advantage ahead of the trip to Fratton Park, in what shapes like another exciting head-to-head contest.
Portsmouth haven’t suffered a loss to Sunderland in nine clashes since 2008 and we’ve seen them bag home points earlier this term in a 3-1 win, lift the EFL Trophy edging past the rivals on penalties (after a 2-2 draw at Wembley), and snatch a 1-1 draw here just two weeks ago.
Pompey will now want to build on such records but they failed to impress as they dropped important points to Peterborough (2-3) and Accrington Stanley (1-1) in front of the home fans. Kenny Jackett’s men have still suffered just one loss in 11 outings and we feel they’re in a better place at this point.
With that in mind, we’ll now stick with Portsmouth to leave unbeaten and leave a lot to play for in the second leg, as we go for a Double Chance – Draw or Away win at 4/6 with bet365.
We have seen both sides regularly scoring and conceding goals, which promises another thriller in the making and has us going for a Yes on Both teams to score at 19/20 with bet365 – which looks like a generous pick despite the high stakes involved on Saturday evening.
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