Pompey finish the regular season at Fratton Park, and they will hope this is their final outing of the campaign as they go into the week knowing they must take six points from a possible six to stand any chance of gate crashing the automatic promotion party. Here are our top Portsmouth v Accrington betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Game
Portsmouth take part in their second contest of the week, having appeared in midweek and we’ll find out over the course of a few days if they are good enough to make a return to the Championship. They are a club moving in the right direction again, of that there can be no doubt, but will they hold their nerve with the pressure on?
Portsmouth dropped two vital points last weekend when playing out a draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, a match we expected them to lose. That share brought an end to a winning run, but it was one that would’ve felt almost as good as three points as they had to battle back from a goal down. Sunderland took the lead with an opener from Flanagan on nine minutes, a lead that was cut-out by Lowe on 24. There were several chances for both clubs to go on and win the match from there, but neither could find the breakthrough. Portsmouth are picked to grab a win at 4/11 with William Hill, one for your accumulators.
Stanley Chasing a Treble
Accrington Stanley have underperformed this season and can be found down in 13th with a record reading 14 wins, 12 draws and 19 defeats, a tally deserving of no better than midtable. At the time of writing they can finish no higher than 13th and no lower than 17th, but it would be a surprise to see them fall as long as that. A tough season for all concerned but the visitors have finished strongly and go into this game on the back of two wins in their last two, three in four.
Accy beat Doncaster 2-1 recently and followed that by hammering Plymouth Argyle at home, dishing out a 5-1 beating to the visitors that day. McConville was in devastating form that day, smashing home a hat-trick, that treble boosted by Kee and Armstrong. Hughes knocked the ball into his own net in stoppage-time at the end of the contest, but it made no difference to the outcome, other than to give backers of both teams to score a pay-out. The away day has been priced at 8/1 – top offer at Ladbrokes. Big, but we’ll stick with the home win.