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Accrington Stanley will be the visitors at Fratton Park on Sunday for the League One tie with home team Portsmouth.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Portsmouth v Accrington Stanley can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Portsmouth will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-3 League One triumph over AFC Wimbledon.
For Portsmouth, the goalscorers were Ronan Curtis (24') and Lee Brown (45', 45'). Joe Pigott (23') was the scorer for AFC Wimbledon.
Danny Cowley's Portsmouth have celebrated scoring a sum total of 8 times in their preceding six outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 8.
Ahead of this clash, Portsmouth have not registered a win against Accrington Stanley in their last 4 league matches.
In the game prior to this, Accrington Stanley drew 1-1 in the League One match with Charlton Athletic.
The only player to score from Accrington Stanley was Joe Pritchard (81'). Chuks Aneke (95') was the scorer for Charlton Athletic.
Indicating their involvement in high-scoring matches, goals have been seen as many as 21 times in the prior 6 games in which Accrington Stanley have taken to the pitch, yielding an average of 3.5 goals each clash. Their opponents have hit 11 from this total.
Taking a look at their past results, Accrington Stanley:
- haven't beaten Portsmouth in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head clashes dating back to 17/09/2016 shows that Portsmouth have won 1 of them and Accrington Stanley 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A total of 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 8 for Pompey and 10 being from Stanley. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was League One match day 22 on 27/04/2021 when it ended Accrington Stanley 3-3 Portsmouth.
The match was refereed by Bobby Madley.
Team News: Portsmouth
Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match with a fully healthy group available for selection. Jack Whatmough cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Accrington Stanley
Owing to a completely injury-free squad to choose from, Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match.
In this game, Portsmouth have it within them to stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
At the same time, Accrington Stanley may well find it hard to score themselves but do we see them converting at least once.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a comfortable 3-1 victory for Portsmouth at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fratton Park (20,620)
Captain: Tom Naylor
Chairman: Michael Eisner
Manager: Danny Cowley
Competitions: League One position 6
🔑 Key Man: John Marquis
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, John Marquis was born in Lewisham, England. After making a first senior appearance for Millwall in the 2009 - 2010 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 16 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 40 appearances.