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Sunderland vs Portsmouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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England League One | Stadium of Light | 17th August
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Sunderland
  • W
  • D
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • D
KO 12:30
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Portsmouth
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • L

Sunderland vs Portsmouth predictions for Saturday’s televised League One fixture at Stadium of Light. Can the hosts get their first win of the new campaign? Continue reading below for all our free tips and predictions.

Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Portsmouth Draw No Bet @ 11/8

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Portsmouth 1-0 @ 15/2

Reason For Sunderland vs Portsmouth Betting Tips

It’s been a bit of a slow start for the Black Cats, who’ll be hoping to return to the Championship come May, after losing in the play-off final last term. Having drawn each of their first two matches, Sunderland will be looking to get up and running, though beating a side of Portsmouth’s calibre won’t be easy.

When drawing with Oxford on the opening day, Sunderland were the better team, though they certainly weren’t last time out, as they snatched a draw off title hopefuls Ipswich. Despite creating just 0.36 expected goals for and registering just three shots, only one which hit the target, the Black Cats managed to get on the score-sheet at Portman Road. As they surrendered 1.17 expected goals for and conceded 14 shots, seven of which hit the target, Jack Ross’ men were fortunate not to lose.

Portsmouth relied not on luck but on their quality to get the job done last time out, as they convincingly beat Tranmere in front of a home crowd. Having come unstuck on the opening day, Pompey delivered a pleasing performance last time out, as they scored twice, conceded none, created 1.95 expected goals for and surrendered just 0.39. Kenny Jackett’s men were also vastly superior in terms of both shots and shots on target.

In the betting ahead of this match, Sunderland are favourites, though they’re not as short as they were before either of their home games against Portsmouth last term, which suggests that the market has already grasped that the Black Cats are struggling to create.

It’s still very early days, so there’s plenty of time for Sunderland to improve, though the early signs aren’t great. Based on what we’ve seen from the pair so far this term, it’s easy to feel that the visitors are slightly overpriced. Portsmouth have made light work of creating more than their opponents in each of their openings two matches, delivering expected goal differences of +0.94 and +1.56, while the Black Cats have struggled in that respect. Barring a penalty, Sunderland emerged from their draw against Oxford with an expected goal difference of +0.26, while their difference was -0.81 last week.

Saturday could quite easily turn out to be the day that Sunderland get it together, but as they’ve offered less than Portsmouth in most areas so far, the visitors are the team to side with. Punters looking to profit from betting on the score-line can opt for Pompey to shade it by a goal to nil. Neither side has given much away, though with their extra quality going forward, the away side look a good bet to edge it.

Predicted Lineups

Line ups are predicted by our Team News Analysts
Sunderland
4-3-3
Portsmouth
4-2-3-1
Predicted Starting XI's
Sunderland
Portsmouth
J. McLaughlin
MacGillivray
C. McLaughlin
Walkes
Willis
Downing
Flanagan
Burgess
Hume
Brown
O'Nien
Naylor
Dobson
Close
McGeouch
Harness
Gooch
Cannon
McNulty
Curtis
McGeady
Marquis
Subs
Sunderland
Portsmouth
Baldwin
Bass
Burge
Evans
Embleton
Harrison
Grigg
Haunstrup
Leadbitter
McCrorie
Maguire
Pitman
Ozturk
Raggett
Power
Wyke
Doubtful
Sunderland
Portsmouth
Hume (Injured)
Bolton (Injured)
McGeouch (Injured)
Unavailable
Sunderland
Portsmouth
Loovens (Injured)
Hawkins (Injured)
Robson (Injured)
Morris (Injured)
Watmore (Injured)
Whatmough (Injured)
Williams (Injured)

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Form

Form Summary

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Overall
PWDL
2020
Home
1010
Away
1010
Overall
PWDL
2101
Home
1100
Away
1001

Recent Competition Form

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1-1 v Ipswich Town (A)
D
2-0 v Tranmere Rovers (H)
W
1-1 v Oxford United (H)
D
1-0 v Shrewsbury Town (A)
L
2Goals Scored2
2Goals Conceded1
0/2 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/2 (0%)
2/2 (100%)Both Teams Scored0/2 (0%)
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1-1 v Oxford United (H)
D
2-0 v Tranmere Rovers (H)
W
1Goals Scored2
1Goals Conceded0
0/1 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/1 (0%)
1/1 (100%)Both Teams Scored0/1 (0%)
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1-1 v Ipswich Town (A)
D
1-0 v Shrewsbury Town (A)
L
1Goals Scored0
1Goals Conceded1
0/1 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/1 (0%)
1/1 (100%)Both Teams Scored0/1 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)

H2H

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WonDrawnWon
121
Portsmouth badge
3
Goals Scored
4
Over 2.5 Goals 1/4 (25%)
Both Teams To Score 2/4 (50%)
Previous Meetings (Last 4)
16.05.19 Portsmouth Portsmouth badge 0-0 Sunderland badge Sunderland
11.05.19 Sunderland Sunderland badge 1-0 Portsmouth badge Portsmouth
27.04.19 Sunderland Sunderland badge 1-1 Portsmouth badge Portsmouth
22.12.18 Portsmouth Portsmouth badge 3-1 Sunderland badge Sunderland

Tables

League Table

PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Blackpool220051+46
2Lincoln City220040+46
3Fleetwood Town220052+36
4Wycombe Wanderers211020+24
5Rochdale211043+14
6Ipswich Town211021+14
7Oxford United211021+14
8Coventry City211010+14
9Portsmouth210121+13
10MK Dons110010+13
11Burton Albion21012203
12Shrewsbury Town21011103
13Rotherham United210123-13
14Doncaster Rovers20202202
15Sunderland20202202
16Gillingham201123-11
17Bristol Rovers201102-21
18AFC Wimbledon200224-20
19Accrington Stanley100102-20
20Tranmere Rovers200225-30
21Southend United200214-30
22Peterborough United200214-30
23Bolton Wanderers201102-21
24Bury00000000
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Wycombe Wanderers110020+23
1Portsmouth110020+23
1Lincoln City110020+23
1Blackpool110020+23
2Fleetwood Town110021+13
3MK Dons110010+13
3Oxford United110010+13
3Shrewsbury Town110010+13
3Coventry City110010+13
4Sunderland10101101
4Doncaster Rovers10101101
4Rochdale10101101
4Ipswich Town10101101
5Bolton Wanderers10100001
5Bristol Rovers10100001
6Bury00000000
6Accrington Stanley00000000
7Tranmere Rovers100123-10
8AFC Wimbledon100112-10
8Gillingham100112-10
9Burton Albion100101-10
10Peterborough United100113-20
10Southend United100113-20
11Rotherham United100102-20
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Blackpool110031+23
1Fleetwood Town110031+23
2Lincoln City110020+23
3Rochdale110032+13
4Rotherham United110021+13
4Burton Albion110021+13
5Ipswich Town110010+13
6Sunderland10101101
6Oxford United10101101
6Doncaster Rovers10101101
6Gillingham10101101
7Wycombe Wanderers10100001
7Coventry City10100001
8MK Dons00000000
8Bury00000000
9AFC Wimbledon100112-10
10Peterborough United100101-10
10Portsmouth100101-10
10Shrewsbury Town100101-10
10Southend United100101-10
11Bristol Rovers100102-20
11Bolton Wanderers100102-20
11Tranmere Rovers100102-20
11Accrington Stanley100102-20

Scores Vs Opponents

PosTeamHomeAway
1Blackpool14th Dec14th Mar
2Lincoln City4th Jan5th Oct
3Fleetwood Town12th Oct1st Jan
4Wycombe Wanderers11th Jan19th Oct
5Rochdale11th Feb20th Aug
6Ipswich Town8th Feb1-1
7Oxford United1-115th Feb
8Coventry City23rd Nov29th Feb
9Portsmouth17th Aug1st Feb
10MK Dons28th Sep18th Jan
11Burton Albion7th Sep18th Apr
12Shrewsbury Town4th Apr26th Oct
13Rotherham United17th Sep3rd May
14Doncaster Rovers25th Jan29th Dec
15SunderlandN/AN/A
16Gillingham7th Mar7th Dec
17Bristol Rovers22nd Feb16th Nov
18AFC Wimbledon24th Aug10th Apr
19Accrington Stanley25th Apr14th Sep
20Tranmere Rovers22nd Oct28th Jan
21Southend United2nd Nov28th Mar
22Peterborough United13th Apr31st Aug
23Bolton Wanderers26th Dec21st Sep
24Bury21st Mar21st Dec
PosTeamHomeAway
1Blackpool13th Apr31st Aug
2Lincoln City22nd Oct28th Jan
3Fleetwood Town16th Nov22nd Feb
4Wycombe Wanderers26th Dec21st Sep
5Rochdale29th Feb23rd Nov
6Ipswich Town21st Dec21st Mar
7Oxford United2nd Nov28th Mar
8Coventry City20th Aug11th Feb
9PortsmouthN/AN/A
10MK Dons25th Jan29th Dec
11Burton Albion17th Sep3rd May
12Shrewsbury Town15th Feb1-0
13Rotherham United24th Aug10th Apr
14Doncaster Rovers4th Jan5th Oct
15Sunderland1st Feb17th Aug
16Gillingham12th Oct1st Jan
17Bristol Rovers4th Apr26th Oct
18AFC Wimbledon11th Jan19th Oct
19Accrington Stanley14th Mar14th Dec
20Tranmere Rovers2-08th Feb
21Southend United7th Sep18th Apr
22Peterborough United7th Dec7th Mar
23Bolton Wanderers28th Sep18th Jan
24Bury25th Apr14th Sep

Stats

Sunderland vs Portsmouth Stats

  • Excluding penalties, Sunderland have averaged 0.56 expected goals for during the early weeks of the season.
  • From their first two League One games Portsmouth have posted an average of 1.53 expected goals for.
  • Portsmouth have conceded expected goals figures of 0.18 and 0.39 this term, while Sunderland have surrendered figures of 0.51 and 1.17.

 

How we calculate our stats

Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 4
(2 by Sunderland) and (2 by Portsmouth)

Goals

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100%
BTTS (%)
0%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
50%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
1
Average Goals For
1
1
Average Goals Conceded
0.5
0%
Cleansheet (%)
50%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
50%
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100%
BTTS (%)
0%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
1
Average Goals For
2
1
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
100%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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100%
BTTS (%)
0%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
1
Average Goals For
0
1
Average Goals Conceded
1
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
100%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%

Goalscorers

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Top Goalscorers
Lynden Gooch
2
1
Tom Naylor
First Goalscorers
1
Ben Close

Cards & Corners

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1
Average Cards For
3
Player Cards
George Dobson
1
1
Paul Downing
Lynden Gooch
1
1
Gareth Evans
Aiden McGeady
0
1
Ross McCrorie
4
Average Corners For
8
6
Average Corners Against
2

Goal Margins

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Goal Timings

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First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Home First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Home Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Away First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Away Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Odds

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