Portsmouth will be aiming to extend their lead at the top of League One as they are set to host Fleetwood Town at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon.
After a very impressive start to their campaign, John Musinho’s side are currently sitting at the top of League One, having picked up 48 points from their opening 21 league games. This has come following 14 wins, 6 draws and just one defeat.
Pompey come into this game on the back of a very good run of form which has seen them record four league wins on the bounce, creating a seven point lead between themselves and Peterborough in second place.
In their last outing, Pompey recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory against Shrewsbury. Kamara opened the scoring just before half-time, bundling home from close range after a goalmouth scramble. Pack doubled the lead in the 62nd minute with a neat finish from inside the box, before Kamara sealed the win late on after being played through on goal.
Fleetwood have been sliding down the League One table and currently find themselves in 22nd place in the table, having amassed just 16 points from their opening 20 league outings.
The Fishermen come into this game on the back of a terrible run of form which has seen them record four consecutive league losses. Furthermore, Fleetwood have failed to score in any of their last six competitive outings.
Fleetwood recorded a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Peterborough. The only goal in the game came in the 42nd minute when Archie Finn Collins found the back of the net for Peterborough. Fleetwood only controlled 27% of the games possession, a particularly worrying stat.
The Fixture of Portsmouth vs Fleetwood is a relatively new one, with the two sides first meeting coming in the 2013/14 League Two campaign. In total, the two sides have met on 15 occasions, with Portsmouth having the better record, winning on eight occasions.
Pompey have dominated this fixture's recent history and are undefeated in the last seven meetings between the two sides. It was Portsmouth who recorded a 2-0 win when these sides last met each other in January of this year.
Bishop's first-half opener and Pigott's late strike powered Pompey past 10-man Fleetwood. Dominant Pompey roared ahead before Morrell's red card threatened nerves. Pigott, off the bench, silenced Fleetwood's hopes, securing a vital away win that sent Pompey soaring in League One.
Unsurprisingly, given the respective form of these two sides heading into thai weekend, it is Pourtsmouth who are heavily favoured at the bookies and are currently priced @ ⅖, whilst an away win for Fleetwood is @ 5/1 and a draw is @ 7/2.
We are backing Portsmouth to win to nil due to Pompey’s impressive defensive record so far this campaign. John Musinho’s side have the best record in the league having conceded just 16 goals in their 21 league games. Furthermore, this is a fixture where both sides rarely score, with this occurring on just two occasions in the last six meetings.