Portsmouth vs Rochdale: Three Top Tips
- Prediction one: Match Result – Portsmouth to win @ 8/15
- Prediction two: Anytime Goalscorer – Marcus Harness @ 8/15
- Prediction three: To win to nil – Portsmouth @ 27/20
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Ladbrokes.
Portsmouth to win
A run of just seven points from 30 available had Portsmouth fans fearing their hopes of the playoffs were dwindling. In came Danny Cowley though and two wins later, things look a lot brighter. A game against the bottom side who boast the worst defensive record is the perfect opportunity to make it three wins on the spin. Rochdale are still fighting but it's hard to look past a home win.
Marcus Harness to score
When the Cowley brothers took control of Pompey the job was to turn the ship back towards it's promotion path. They've done exactly that. We're two games in, they've got two wins and Marcus Harness has got two goals. He'd only got five from his previous 34. There has been plenty of talk about Harness now being played in a manner that suits him and Cowley has himself talked up his winger to hit double figures. Another goal against a shoddy Rochdale defence would help him on his way to that target.
Portsmouth to win to nil
If there is one thing missing from Cowley's bright start on the south coast it's a clean sheet. It's something the management team will be all to aware of; they're not a million miles away defensively either – they've only conceded six in their last five. If they want a clean sheet, they won't come much easier than against Rochdale. The visitors have blanked eight times in their last 10 matches.
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Cowley's to make it a perfect three from three
Portsmouth vs Rochdale is a clash of two sides who had been having a pretty torrid time of late. Portsmouth have changed manager and look to be heading in the right direction again. Rochdale have also stopped the rot somewhat with four respectable points from their last duo of matches against Lincoln and Peterborough respectively. They had lost six of eight prior to that though. Stephen Humphrys has bagged in back to back games for the Dale. The match will be decided by Portsmouth though. They clearly have the better players and, if they approach things with the right attitude, they'll run out winners.
FAQ about Portsmouth vs Rochdale
- Who's the favourite? – Portsmouth are the favourites
- What time is kick off? – 3 pm GMT
- Are Portsmouth going to win promotion? – As of the time of writing, Ladbrokes have Pompey as fourth favourites for promotion at odds of 10/3