After almost 14 months, the time had come – Liverpool FC lost a Premier League game and had to give the second to last Watford surprisingly defeated 0-3 on Vicarage Road. The Gunners remain the last team to remain a Premier League season without defeat.
Portsmouth vs Arsenal Betting Predictions and Odds
Arsenal is currently miles away from such successes. After the embarrassing Europa League Aus, the FA Cup is the last straw. Already on Monday, the Arteta eleven contested the round of 16 and is considered a big favorite in the duel between Portsmouth and Arsenal.
The club from the south coast of England has had difficult years, but is now on the upswing again and may even dream of returning to the championship this season. “Pompey” is the last remaining third division club among the top 16 of the FA Cup.
The Gunners are counted after the disgraceful end on the international stage, but a further advance of the underdog would be a big sensation. Accordingly, the betting base odds comparison below also shows that odds of up to 7.80 for the home win are currently being offered between Portsmouth and Arsenal.
Portsmouth – Statistics & current form
Southampton FC’s local rival celebrated the greatest success in recent club history on April 27, 2003, when their promotion to the English Premier League was fixed. From then on, “Pompey” was represented in the English football upper house up to and including the 2009/10 season, before the relegation was able to cope with in the seventh year.
The beginning of a long period of suffering, because in 2011/12 and 2012/13 further descents followed – also due to financial problems and the resulting deductions of points – and suddenly the club was only at home in the fourth-class League Two. In the meantime, however, the trend is pointing upwards again.
Portsmouth is in the middle of a battle for advancement
The betting base table service shows in League One that the team of head coach Kenny Jackett is currently in third place. As things stand, this would mean a playoff spot, but the gap to the direct promotion spot is just two points (although Pompey also played one more game). However, the current form can certainly make you confident, because eight of the last ten league games were designed victorious. The team climbed from tenth to third place.
Fratton Park is a true fortress 2019/20
The performances in the Fratton Park at home are particularly impressive. In 17 home games there was not a single defeat for the jacket protected; twelve wins are currently five draws. The last time before home crowd Portsmouth was defeated on April 30, 2019 (2: 3 against Peterborough).
Probable lineup of Portsmouth:
↳ Bass – Brown, Burgess, Raggett, McCrorie – Naylor, Close – Curtis, Cannon, Williams – Marquis
Last games from Portsmouth:
⚽️ 02/28/2020 – Portsmouth FC vs. Rochdale AFC 3-0 (League One)
⚽️ 02/25/2020 – Portsmouth FC vs. Milton Keynes Dons 3: 1 (League One)
⚽️ 02/22/2020 – Fleetwood vs. Portsmouth FC 1-0 (League One)
⚽️ 02/18/2020 – Portsmouth FC vs. Exeter City 3-2 (EFL Trophy)
⚽️ 02/15/2020 – Portsmouth FC vs. Shrewsbury Town 2-0 (League One)
Arsenal – Statistics & current form
A lot of money could have been made on Thursday night from a bet against the Arteta charges. The best bookmakers on the market offered more than ten times the stake of the Gunners in the home game against Olympiakos Piraeus. In fact, it got that far and after 120 minutes, the finalists of the previous year were over.
Bernd Leno made a completely unnecessary corner kick in the 119th minute, which resulted in the Greeks’ 2-1 goal. The shock was on David Luiz, Aubameyang & Co.’s face. The ex-Dortmund could have become a hero in extra time in extra time, but missed a top chance and thus the end was sealed.
Tenth place in the Premier League
Another big setback for the long-suffering Gunners fans. In the domestic championship, the team is miles behind their own expectations. After 27 games, Arsenal has just 37 points on the credit side and is only in the disappointing tenth place in the table. Compared to last season, the team has 16 points less on the credit side.
After all, a look at the table shows that at least the Europa League starting places are still within reach. Local rival Tottenham – currently sixth – only has four points more on the credit side.
Last glimmer of hope: FA Cup
The last chance to end a completely screwed up season with a positive aspect is the traditional FA Cup. Arsenal has already won the title 13 times. There is still a long way to go to title number 14, but given the precarious table situation, the game must not be taken lightly. After all, it could be the last chance for a Europa League ticket in the final bill.
An away game with a third division team must not be a stumbling block in the round of 16. Mikel Arteta will certainly show some rotation. To play the quarterfinals lightly due to a completely newly formed team, however, seems very unlikely. That is why we also see good chances that the FA Cup round of 16 between Portsmouth and Arsenal will be successful in predicting a clear victory for the guests.
Arsenal probable lineup:
↳ Leno – Saka, Sokratis, David Luiz, Bellerin – Guendouzi, Torreira – Aubameyang, Özil, Pepe – Martinelli
Last games from Arsenal:
⚽️ 02/27/2020 – Arsenal vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 1: 2 (Europa League)
⚽️ 02/23/2020 – Arsenal vs. Everton 3-2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 02/20/2020 – Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Arsenal 0-1 (Europa League)
⚽️ 02/16/2020 – Arsenal vs. Newcastle 4-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – Burnley vs. Arsenal 0-0 (Premier League)
Portsmouth vs Arsenal Direct comparison & statistics highlights
The last duel between the two teams was more than ten years ago. Portsmouth was last represented in the Premier League in the 2009/10 season. In the relegation year it suffered two clear losses against the Gunners. In both the home and away game between Portsmouth and Arsenal, the tip on the handicap success was the right choice – both games ended with a 4: 1 in favor of the favorite.
Portsmouth vs Arsenal Betting Predictions and Odds by PicksSoccer.com
David versus Goliath in the FA Cup round of 16. As is well known, the trophy often writes its own stories and there would certainly be arguments that would justify the tip of such a surprise on Monday evening between Portsmouth and Arsenal. The “Pompeys” act outstandingly at home, but the “Goliath” from London does not play in an impressive way.
⭐️ Portsmouth vs Arsenal Betting Odds & more interesting betting base odds comparison:
🔹 Betting Prediction: Portsmouth
🔸 Odds: 7.80
🔹 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔸 Odds: 5.25
🔹 Betting Prediction: Arsenal
🔸 Odds: 1.41
🔹 Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 1.60
🔹 Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 2.39
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
🔸 Odds: 1.80
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
🔸 Odds: 1.95
Nevertheless, we don’t expect a surprise on Monday evening. If Arsenal hadn’t had to cope with the bitter end in the Europa League, we felt that the chance of a surprise would have been greater. After the defeat against Olyampiakos, reparation is announced and the last title chance must not be lost against a third division team.
Accordingly, the Gunners will not leave anything to chance and we expect a relatively strong Arteta team to pull the game from the start. Instead of placing the tip on Portsmouth and Arsenal with low odds on the three-way market, we choose the handicap and allude to the clear victory of the Gunners with a stake of six units
Betting Prediction: Handicap: victory away -1.5
Stake: 6/10 units