Portsmouth vs Carlisle prediction, odds & betting tips 21/10/2023

Portsmouth
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Carlisle

Portsmouth - Carlisle

England League 1 - Fratton Park

Portsmouth and Carlisle lock horns in a League One clash on Saturday, October 21st. Pompey remain in first place and the only undefeated team in the division. Carlisle are struggling right now. To find out more about this game and other predictions check our dedicated League One betting tips page.

Portsmouth vs Carlisle predictions and betting tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Portsmouth vs Carlisle, check our top betting picks for this game, as well as our latest team news and predicted lineups, along with our other best football tips for today.

Portsmouth to Win

  • Pompey won 6 consecutive games. 
  • Portsmouth have won 5 of their 7 home league matches so far, draws in the other two. 
  • Carlisle have lost 5 of their 8 away games this season – W1 D2. 

Bishop to Score Anytime

  • Colby Bishop has scored in 58% of Portsmouth’s league matches so far – 8 goals in 12 rounds. 
  • Bishop scored 3 goals in just the last 2 league games. 
  • Bishop also scored 4 goals in the last 4 home matches. 

Top betting odds and key stats for Portsmouth vs Carlisle

Check the best Portsmouth vs Carlisle odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Last Five - Portsmouth

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

0

2

W

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wigan

Wigan

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

2

1

L

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

2

3

W

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

1

1

D

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

1

3

W

Last Five - Carlisle

09/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Kendall

Kendall

Carlisle

Carlisle

0

3

W

05/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Penrith

Penrith

Carlisle

Carlisle

0

8

W

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Derby

Derby

Carlisle

Carlisle

2

0

L

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wycombe

Wycombe

Carlisle

Carlisle

3

1

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Blackpool

Blackpool

Carlisle

Carlisle

1

0

L

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Portsmouth odds: 8/15 (1.53) – 65.2% Probability

Draw odds: 10/3 (4.33) – 23.1% Probability

Carlisle odds: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.4% Probability

As we can see, the bookies see Portsmouth to be the expected winners in this match, with a 65.20% win probability. For more of our football betting tips, you should check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market. 

Portsmouth – Carlisle preview: latest form, news, and potential lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Portsmouth vs Carlisle lineups.

Portsmouth

Portsmouth remain the only undefeated team in League One (W8 D4) and they have been playing excellent football at both ends of the pitch in recent weeks. Pompey are very solid defensively on home turf but they are also very efficient in attack. 

This was displayed again on Tuesday when an easy 5-1 win vs Gillingham was achieved in the EFL trophy. This is the sixth consecutive win for Pompey. 

Manager John Mousinho will have his squad boosted by the returns of important centre-back Poole and playmaker Robertson. Both sat out the last league game suspended but can return now. 

Pompey’s rotation options in midfield remain limited with a quartet of midfielders in the treatment room right now. From them, Marlon Pack is the only one that starts often when fit. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Norris (GK), Rafferty, Poole, Shaughnessy, Sparkes, Robertson, Morrell, Whyte, Kamara, Lane & Bishop 

Carlisle

Carlisle stopped a 5-game winless run recently with an impressive 3-1 away victory vs Bolton. The Cumbrians failed to follow that with another positive result though and last weekend they were way too passive and deservedly lost 0-1 vs Leyton Orient. 

With a single win in the last 7 rounds, Carlisle started to slip down in trouble and they continue to struggle for goals. 

To make matters worse Carlisle will travel for this game without their best centre-back. Paul Huntingdon will miss multiple weeks after sustaining a knee injury. Starting striker Kayode is also unavailable and this is one of the reasons why Carlisle struggle for goals right now. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Holy (GK), Back, Lavelle, Mellish, Armer, Guy, McCalmont, Moxon, Gibson, Garner & Maguire 

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

​Player to Watch: Will Norris

One of the main reasons why Pompey are undefeated after 12 rounds is their amazing goalkeeper Will Norris. The 30-year-old shot-stopper has been in excellent form so far and we back him to record yet another clean sheet. 


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