Maidenhead Utd vs Portsmouth
The FA Cup returns which sees 2 sides polar opposite in the form trend. Maidenhead from the National League face Portsmouth from League One.
Maidenhead are finding life difficult in the National League currently occupying the top relegation spot. Alarmingly for them their recent form has been dreadful. They've lost their last 6 league matches by an aggregate score of 1-23. This includes 6-0 and 7-0 thrashings by Fylde and Havant & Waterlooville.
Their opponents Portsmouth are flying high in the English 3rd tier and with ambitions firmly set on promotion to the 2nd tier of English football. Pompey have suffered just 1 defeat in their last 17 games and sit 3 points clear at the top of the table.
Portsmouth may rest a few players but the FA Cup is important to sides like Portsmouth for financial reasons and they don't have another league game until the following Saturday.
Maidenhead are serious candidates for relegation to the National League South, the 6th tier of English football.
There's quite a gap in quality here and the League One side should prevail at the first attempt.
Maidenhead Utd vs Portsmouth prediction
|Portsmouth -1.25AH||Bet365||1.75||8||0-4 WON (+6 units)|