Portsmouth vs Sunderland Predictions

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Sunderland and Both Teams To Score

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Sunderland 2-1

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Tip Reasoning

  • Portsmouth have lost four of their last six League One matches (2 Draws).
  • Sunderland have won five of their last six League One games (1 Draw).
  • Both teams have scored in the last two Portsmouth home league games and two of the last three Sunderland away league contests.

Black Cats purring ahead of Portsmouth trip

There’s nothing lucky about Sunderland’s position at the summit of League One as Lee Johnson’s side have dropped only five points through their first nine fixtures.

One hundred per centers at home, the Black Cats have had some mixed results in their three away trips so far – winning at promotion-contending MK Dons and losing to Burton Albion before being pegged back for a 2-2 draw at Fleetwood.

However, judging their ability to win at Portsmouth solely on the back of those three games would be a disservice to Johnson’s side, who have also won three cup games on the road at Port Vale, Wigan and Blackpool.

Both teams scored in three of their four total away wins this season and that’s the way we will go with our selection for Saturday’s clash with a porous Pompey side at Fratton Park.

Since opening the season with four clean sheets in their first five games, Portsmouth have not blanked any of their last seven opponents.

Clark Robertson’s injury seems to have disrupted the chemistry at the back as Pompey conceded only twice in six games the Scot started and eight in four games during his absence.

Danny Cowley’s enforced formation changes have produced more goals at both ends – another reason why we think both teams hit the net in this weekend’s clash.

Sunderland should get three points, however, because they are a well-functioning unit that will be brimming with confidence after a run of five wins and a draw from their last six.

Our 2-1 score prediction reflects this and the fact that Sunderland have scored at least twice in five of their six away trips this season.

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