Portsmouth vs York by Hassy

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2008 FA Cup Winners Portsmouth are finding it a bit tough to put teams to the sword at the moment. Depsite dominating matches they cant seem to convert the draws and missed chances into goals and win which means they are currently inside the top five instead of sitting top. The hosts are clearly the biggest side in the division, pay the highest wages and have the biggest squad in League 2 also. Added to all this, a manager in Gary Cook who has already won promotion with Chesterfield and the ingredients for Pompey's promotion are all in place.


Pompey have surprisingly gone 5 games without a win but four of those have been drawn. Almost more surprising is the fact that despite all the attacking armour in the squad Portsmouth have failed to score in three of their last four games at home. Despite these stats Pompey have goals in them and they are scoring goals away from home. At home though Portsmouth are struggling to put teams to the sword and despite only losing once at home this season they have only won twice with six draws. Teams are coming to Fratton Park and parking the bus and they are finding it difficult to break teams down. In fact Portsmouth have not won at home since 12th September but such is the quality they possess for this level backing them makes perfect sense. They should welcome back Matty Tubbs who will aid their quest for goals.


Visitors York City were my early tip for relegation and I don't see any change in that so far. Manager Wilcox was sacked after a terrible run of results saw The Minster men drop into the bottom two and so far Jackie McNamara has not been able to stop the rut. York City are currently on a run of six straight defeats in all competitions; the worst run in the clubs history! On the road so far so they have lost five of their nine games and they just cannot stop conceding goals.


The new manager is talking of a cull as he looks to stamp his authority on the squad so expect changes and a lack of chemistry in the York City side. To add to their problems, skipper Michael Coulson is a doubt for Tuesday night’s trip to Portsmouth, after he picked up a hip problem. Jonathan Greening could start again after being registered as a player-coach at the age of 36.


Portsmouth boast far more quality than York City and despite their struggles to break teams down at home I expect them to open up York on numerous occasions. Portsmouth were very unlucky not to take all three points on Saturday at Carlisle and by all accounts they totally bossed the game. Carlisle manager, Keith Curle labeled Portsmouth as "the best side we have played so far this season" so sooner rather than later someone is going to get a hiding a Fratton Park. A long trip south on Tuesday night will be a nightmare for York City and I expect McNamara to continue to struggle after another loss.

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Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Portsmouth -1 AH Bet365 1.80 7 6-0 WON (+5.6 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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Comments (3)
Hmm, but 1.80 is a bit wrong. the odds have never been this high. I guess you mean -1 AH?
11/24/2015 - 14:34
He means AH -1. Corrected.
11/24/2015 - 15:00
It clearly states Asian Handicap at the top of the article.
11/24/2015 - 15:49
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