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The League One tie at Fratton Park on Saturday sees home team Portsmouth fighting it out with Burton Albion.
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Portsmouth, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 League One triumph versus Wigan Athletic.
The only name on the scoresheet from Portsmouth was Andy Cannon (46').
Their latest results show that quality has been evident in the Portsmouth backline. Pompey have given the opposition little, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past six games standing at 4. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
A look at their previous results shows us that Portsmouth:
- are unbeaten in the league by Burton Albion in their previous 5 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Burton Albion will come into the meeting after a 2-1 League One win in the defeat of Swindon Town in their most recent outing.
For Burton Albion, goals were scored by Tom Hamer (26') and John Brayford (83'). Jack Payne (35') was the scorer for Swindon Town.
Jimmy Hasselbaink's Burton Albion have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 8 times throughout their latest six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those matches adds up to 6.
A look at their previous results shows us that Burton Albion:
- are unbeaten in their last 8 away league matches. They've been so good on the road.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 07/09/2014 shows that Portsmouth have won 2 of these and Burton Albion 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
In all, 21 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 for Pompey and 10 belonging to The Brewers. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The last league match featuring the two was League One match day 4 on 03/10/2020 and the score finished Burton Albion 2-4 Portsmouth.
The match was refereed by Tom Nield.
Team News: Portsmouth
Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash owing to a completely injury-free group to pick from. Jack Whatmough will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Burton Albion
With a completely injury-free group to pick from, Burton Albion manager Jimmy Hasselbaink doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
We feel that Burton Albion must be fancied to find the back of the net against this Portsmouth team, but it realistically won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We reckon that it will be a close game with a 2-1 victory for Portsmouth at the end of the 90 minutes. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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 5
🔑 Star Man: John Marquis
Generally deployed in the Striker position, John Marquis was born in Lewisham, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Millwall in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Forward has bagged 14 league goals in this League One 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 34 appearances.