Portsmouth make the trip to Highbury Stadium on Saturday for the League One showdown with home side Fleetwood Town.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
Fleetwood Town will be hoping to bounce back here after the 3-2 EFL Trophy defeat last time out to Hull City.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Fleetwood Town have been participants. In terms of the goal distribution during this period, opposition teams scored a total of 5 and The Fishermen managed the sum of 5.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Peterborough United in EFL Trophy competition, Portsmouth will be hoping to turn things around here.
Kenny Jackett's Portsmouth have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 9 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during that period equals 7.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 20/10/2018 shows that Fleetwood Town have won 1 of these and Portsmouth 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
A combined sum of 16 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 of them for The Fishermen and 10 being from Pompey. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was League One match day 18 on 15/12/2020 which ended up with the score at Portsmouth 0-0 Fleetwood Town.
The referee was Alan Young.
Team News: Fleetwood Town
Fleetwood Town manager does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this game owing to a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Portsmouth
Owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go, Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett does not have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
We’re inclined to think that Fleetwood Town will have to perform well to put one past this Portsmouth side who we think will score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We therefore see a very even match with a 0-1 victory for Portsmouth when all is said and done.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Highbury Stadium (5,327)
Captain: Paul Coutts
Chairman: Andy Pilley
Competitions: League One position 11, EFL Trophy (Round 3)
🔑 Key Player: Paddy Madden
Usually played in the Striker position, Paddy Madden was born in Dublin, Rep. Ireland. After making a first senior appearance for Bohemian FC in the 2008 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 19 appearances.