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Portsmouth vs Plymouth Argyle Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Published on 6:45pm GMT 12 May 2016

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Portsmouth vs Plymouth Predictions

Portsmouth made five changes for the visit of league champions Northampton Town and went down to a 2-1 defeat in front of a mammoth crowd of 18,746 at Fratton Park. That result, coupled with Plymouth’s convincing 5-0 victory over Hartlepool, means that the two sides swapped places in the league and also means that Argyle have the advantage of hosting the second leg.

Plymouth boss Derek Adams also made changes for his side’s last game of the regular campaign, but he saw his team hit the heights with a big victory. Argyle have been free scoring in recent weeks and have only failed to score in 13% of matches this season.

The previous meetings this season between these two sides both saw a 2-1 victory for the away side and although they came at opposite ends of the season, they can perhaps give an indication of what we are to expect. Even if we dig a little deeper into the head to head we can see goals whenever these two sides meet. With an expectant Fratton Park crowd and a south coast derby just to spice things up a bit, this fixture has the ability to go against the grain of a nervy first leg.

I like the look of this fixture, you have two sides that are up there with the best attacks in the league and both will be keen to cement their place in the Wembley playoff final. I’m very tempted to go with an over 2.5 goals bet which you can get at a very reasonable 5/4 with Betfair but I’m confident that both teams will score. You can get this evens with Betfair. For the more adventurous among you there are some good prices on the double chance with both teams to score, but if I was to want a bet with longer odds I’d probably look at a combination bet of both teams to score and over 2.5 goals, which you can get at 7/4 with Betfair. As for a correct result, I think home advantage might just be enough for Portsmouth and a repeat of the 2-1 scoreline from the previous two meetings looks likely. This is available at 8/1 with Betfair.

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