Accrington Stanley will play in this game after a 3-3 League One drawn game against Sunderland. Fixtures involving Accrington Stanley have tended to be absorbing ones recently with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past six clashes, the sum total of 22 goals have been recorded for both sides combined with 9 of them coming from Stanley. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, however. Ahead of this meeting, Accrington Stanley haven't lost in the league to Portsmouth in their previous 3 matches.
Portsmouth will go into the meeting following a 1-0 League One win as they beat Bristol Rovers in their most recent fixture. It is worth noting that Portsmouth have struggled for goals in their past 6 encounters, contributing the poor return of only 4. In those matches, Pompey have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 6.
Their prior results show that Portsmouth have not won against Accrington Stanley when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league and are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 08/03/2016, there has been little between the sides with Accrington Stanley winning 2 of those games, Portsmouth 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
A combined total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 8 for Stanley and 8 coming from Pompey. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67. The previous league clash featuring the two was League One match day 21 on 14/12/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Accrington Stanley 4-1 Portsmouth.
Team News: Accrington Stanley
Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash with a completely injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Portsmouth
With a completely healthy group available to select from, Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash. Jack Whatmough cannot play in this game through suspension.
Accrington Stanley may find it difficult to score goals against this Portsmouth team who we think will likely score & stay on top. I am therefore anticipating a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 win for Portsmouth at the end of this one.
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