Portsmouth vs Sunderland Betting Preview – 31/03/2019

Portsmouth vs Sunderland Betting Preview – 31/03/2019

Portsmouth vs Sunderland

Two League One sides meet at Wembley Stadium this Sunday for the Checkatrade Trophy Final, which will be played out between Portsmouth and Sunderland. Neither of these sides has claimed an EFL Trophy and this fixture has the makings of a close one with either having similar seasons. Portsmouth went against the likes of Southend United, Peterborough and Bury in the previous knockout rounds to get to the final and impressively conceded no goals. Sunderland also went through the previous rounds without conceding a single goal.

Portsmouth are having a strong season in League One and find themselves sat in third place, just one point ahead of their upcoming opponents. Portsmouth’s hopes of a league title this year have diminished with them nine points behind Luton Town. The first time these sides met this season, Portsmouth eased to a 3-1 win and SkyBet has a repeat result to happen priced at 25/1. Pompey head into this match having won four of their last five games alongside just one defeat. Their latest game saw them pick up a simple 2-0 win over Shrewsbury Town. SkyBet has the hosts to win priced at 7/4.

Portsmouth arrives in good form to lift the trophy with them securing three wins on the bounce and also they have managed to keep back-to-back clean sheets. SkyBet has them to keep another clean sheet priced at 9/4. Jamal Lowe sits as his sides top goalscorer this season with 13 goals on his record and can be backed to score anytime with Betway for a price of 11/5. The last six meetings between these sides have seen each game end with both teams on the score sheet and Bet365 has BTTS priced at 4/5.

Sunderland arrives as slight favourites to lift the EFL Trophy this Sunday, but they will be hoping for a better performance than when they first faced Portsmouth. The Black Cats find themselves just a single point behind Portsmouth in the league and in their current form have a good chance of moving above them. Sunderland’s last loss came 20 games ago and over the last five fixtures, they have secured three wins alongside two draws. Sunderland’s latest fixture saw them secure a 2-1 win over Walsall. SkyBet has Sunderland to win priced at 6/4.

The Black Cats have been remarkably strong defensively in recent games, as over the last five fixtures have conceded just two goals and kept three clean sheets. SkyBet has them to keep a clean sheet priced at 2/1. Will Griggs heads into this match with two goals scored in his last four games and can be backed to score again with Betway for a price of 21/10.

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