Portsmouth vs. Derby County Prediction, Tips & Odds – Nov. 18, 2022 21:00 CET

Stefan
November 17, 2022
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Portsmouth vs. Derby County Prediction

These two teams will meet for the first time in the third tier of English football.

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Portsmouth Team News

The ex-Premier League member is in League One (3rd tier) since 2017. Every season they are one of the promotion contenders but they simply cannot escape from this league. A couple of times they lose in the playoffs but in the last two seasons they were finished in 8th and 10th place and missed out on playoffs.

Portsmouth must finish in the top 6 in the league this season. They don’t have room for another failure. Right now they are 5th in the table after 16 rounds with 28 points. The league leader Plymouth is 14 points in front and the second-place Ipswich is 10 points far. But Portsmouth has two games in hand.

Pompey’s form isn’t great at all. They have won only once in the last eight games and it was against Forest Green Rovers, one of the worst teams in the league. Only five teams in the league are in worst form than Portsmouth since the middle of September. They struggle so much at the moment and in every of the last three games they first concede a goal.

Portsmouth very good defensive record in the league but only one clean sheet in the last eight games. An interesting fact is that they have one clean sheet at home this season. At their stadium, they are still without a defeat but Portsmouth drew five of eight home games this season.

The summer signing striker Colby Bishop is in great form and he scored nine times this season.

Derby County Team News

For the first time in 30 years, Derby County is in the 3rd tier of English football. The main goal this season is to try to escape from this league on the first attempt. They changed the roster pretty much during the summer and during September they appointed Paul Warne as a manager. Paul Warne manage to archive a promotion from League One three times in the last 5 or 6 years. So, he has a great experience in that.

Since he came in Derby is struggling with inconsistent. They failed to archive back-to-back wins in a month and a half and with him, Derby has four wins, two draws, and two defeats. Two good things are that they are in the run of four games without a defeat in the league and they climbed on the table. They are in the 6th position with 28 points after 17 games.

Only four teams are in the better run than Derby. Derby also has a great defensive record this season. They conceded only 16 goals and have the third-best defence in the league. They kept six clean sheets. In attack, they have a lot of room for improvement because they have scored 23 goals and are only nine away from home. Only four teams scored fewer goals away from home than Derby.

H2H

Since 2012 they have met only once and it was in the League Cup seven years ago. Portsmouth won at home 2-1. This is their first-ever tie in the third tier.

Team News and Injuries

Portsmouth: Ronan Curtis and Maron Pack are questionable. Joe Morrell is with Wales national team.

Derby County: Jason Knight and Tom Bakhuizen are injured.

Portsmouth vs. Derby County Prediction

It’s Friday night football in League One. This game will on TV in England and overseas. Derby County is in a little better form than Portsmouth but one thing is sure – neither team will want to lose this game.

They both have great defenses and we expect one very close and tough game. Because of that, we will go with a bet on under 2.5 goals because Paul Warne is known as a very good tactician, especially when his team play a big game away from home.

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Kick-off Time: Friday, 18.11.2022, 21:00 CET
Prediction: Under 2.5 goals 
Odds: 1.85
Sportsbook: Bet365

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