Tottenham vs Portsmouth Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 07/01/2023

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* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

FW Predictions for Tottenham vs Portsmouth

Tottenham have a great affiliation with the FA Cup and Conte's men will be hoping to go all the way and claim this grand old cup for the 9th time. Their guests Portsmouth might be playing in League One these days but they two have secured the FA Cup twice in their history, most recently in 2008 when they beat Cardiff City in the final.

Tottenham to Win & Both Teams to Score

While we expect Tottenham to rest some of their usual starters this weekend, we're still backing the hosts to win and for both teams to score in the process. Spurs have won four of their last seven meetings with Portsmouth but it was the south coast side that claimed victory in the pair's last encounter back in 2010, which was also in the FA Cup. Tottenham have won three of their last six competitive and non-competitive matches and both teams have scored in three of those fixtures, while Pompey have only won one of their last six outings but their last two games did see both teams score.

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Heung-min Son to Score

Son hasn't been his usual best in front of goal for Tottenham so far this season but we're expecting the South Korean star to start against Portsmouth this weekend and have backed him to score during the 90-minutes. The Spurs favourite has scored 4-goals in the Premier League and 2-goals in the Champions League so far this season, and he will be itching to get amongst the goals this weekend.

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Tottenham vs Portsmouth: All you need to know

Last Five - Tottenham

02/03/24

England Premier League EPL

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Tottenham

Tottenham

1

3

W

17/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

Tottenham

Tottenham

2

1

L

10/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Brighton

Brighton

Tottenham

Tottenham

1

2

W

03/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Everton

Everton

Tottenham

Tottenham

2

2

D

31/01/24

England Premier League EPL

Brentford

Brentford

Tottenham

Tottenham

2

3

W

Last Five - Portsmouth

02/03/24

England League 1 League 1

Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

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2

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24/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Charlton

Charlton

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

0

0

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17/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Reading

Reading

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

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4

W

13/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

1

3

W

10/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Carlisle

Carlisle

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

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1

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Let's take a look at the latest odds and markets ahead of the upcoming duel between Crystal Palace vs Southampton:

Tottenham odds: 2/13 (1.15) – 86.7%

Draw odds: 17/2 (9.50) – 10.5%

Portsmouth odds: 22/1 (23.00) – 4.3%

As you can see, Portsmouth have virtually no chance of winning this weekend's FA Cup tie according to the bookmakers, and there is very little chance of a draw either. The bookies are predicting goals in this game though as the Over 2.5 Goals odds are 4/9 (1.44) – 69.2% as things stand, while Under 2.5 Goals is priced at 43/20 (3.15) – 31.7%.

Taking a look at the possible lineups for this FA Cup fixture

Tottenham

Spurs head into this weekend's FA Cup clash on the back of a fantastic 4-0 win at Selhurst Park against a lacklustre Crystal Palace side. Despite the first-half ending goalless, Tottenham scored four times in the second forty-five to run out convincing winners, two from Kane, a third from Doherty and the final one via Son. Richarlison, Bentancur, Moura and Kulusevski won't be fit in time to face Portsmouth which is why Kane and Son are likely to get the nod once again.

Predicted Lineup: Forster (GK), Doherty, Davies, Sánchez, Tanganga, White, Højbjerg, Sarr, Son, Kane & Gil

Portsmouth

Portsmouth were taught a lesson in their own backyard by Charlton Athletic last time out, going down 3-1 in the end. The Addicts took the lead in the 23rd-minute but Ogilvie equalised for Pompey in first-half stoppage-time. However, the visitors scored twice in the second-half to secure all 3pts and leave Portsmouth sitting 12th in the League One table. Bishop has been in good form for the visitors this season, scoring 14-goals in all competitions and Spur will have to keep an eye on him this weekend.

Predicted Lineup: Griffiths (GK), Morrison, Raggett, Ogilvie, Pack, Morrell, Swanson, Pigott, Curtis, Dale & Scarlett

Starting Lineups

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Harry Kane

Harry Kane is expected to play some part in this FA Cup tie against Portsmouth but had other Spurs players been injury-free he may have started on the bench.

England's captain has scored 16-goals in all competitions this season and while he wasn't at his best for England at the World Cup, he has returned to scoring ways since coming back from Qatar. Being the professional that he is, Kane won't go easy on the Portsmouth defence as the talismanic striker looks to score more goals and break more records for his beloved club.

We've highlighted Kane as our player to watch in this match, an obvious choice, but he is a player that could make all the difference for Tottenham should Conte decide to rotate the majority of his starting eleven.

FAQ for Tottenham vs Portsmouth

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  • Who are the favourites to win? – Tottenham are the overwhelming favourite to beat their lower-league opposition.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Tottenham 0-2 Portsmouth (AET, FA Cup).
  • What time is kick-off? – 12:30 GMT, 13:30 CET.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.