Portsmouth - Port Vale predictions and free betting tips [07/10/2023]
English football serves up matches that are simply a must-watch. They offer their spectators vibrant memories and emotional impressions, sparking interest even among those who don't follow football. In League 1, England's third-tier division, Portsmouth will be facing Port Vale at Fratton Park today. Let's take a look at the teams' status and try to make a decision that will help boost our bank.
Portsmouth: Norris; Swanson, Poole, Shoenessi, Ogilvie; Robertson, Pack; White, Anjorin, Lane; Bishop.
Port Vale: Ripley; Smith, Balmer, Iakovitti; Sang, Arblaster, Odjo, Plant; Conlone, Divine; Wilson.
A renowned team which only 15 years ago was frequently playing in the Premier League, but after descended into the Championship, and gradually to League 1 and League 2. For the past 11 years, Portsmouth has been holding steady in these two divisions. Maybe some time soon, they will find their way back to the Championship, at least.
At the moment, the team holds the top spot in the league table. In the 7th round, the team played a draw against Derby County (1:1). In their next match, they claimed a hard-fought victory away against Barnsley (3:2). Following this, Portsmouth beat Lincoln (2:1). They then away defeated Wigan (2:1). In their most recent match, the lads got their 4th win in succession, besting Wycombe Wanderers (2:1).
I would call this team the 'elevator squad'. The lads never stay long in one championship. They're constantly alternating between League 2 and League 1. Last year they lingered in the 3rd division, claiming the 18th spot. They had a great start to the current season, but recently have faltered resulting in them occupying the 8th position with 17 accumulated points.
In the 7th round, Port Vale claimed their 4th consecutive victory over Northampton (1:0). However, in their next match, they suffered a loss to Burton Albion (2:3). The team then played a draw against Cambridge (1:1). Afterwards, the lads lost by the narrowest margin to Bolton. In the latest round, the team lost to Bristol Rovers (0:3).
The latest face-off between Port Vale and Portsmouth came on 25th March 2023, a contest that ended in a draw (2:2).
Currently, Portsmouth is in excellent form, leading the league table after 11 rounds. They now have 4 victories in a row and are set to play again on their home ground where they have not yet lost this season. Port Vale's situation, on the other hand, is rather unfortunate. After a great start, they suffered 3 losses, so it's hard to have faith in them away against the league leader. With this in mind, I suggest betting on a home win.