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Portsmouth vs Colchester United Prediction

Portsmouth

September 08

19:00

2 : 0
Colchester United

Portsmouth

Colchester United

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Portsmouth have unfinished business in the EFL Trophy dating back to last season. They reached the competition’s final, were to face Salford United in April, before the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled play the month before.

Here, they host League Two side Colchester knowing they haven’t lost against The Oysters since 2013. It’ll be interesting to see how both sides approach their first fixture in the Southern Group A, after contrasting results recently.

Craig MacGillivray made three penalty saves to save Kenny Jackett’s men from an embarrassing defeat by League Two strugglers Stevenage on August 29. This past Saturday, Lucas Joao put Colchester to the sword with a hat-trick in their EFL Cup defeat.

With a quick turnaround, can they respond against more tough opposition? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Portsmouth vs Colchester United Betting Tips

With a home clash against mid-table Shrewsbury Town to consider this weekend, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Jackett rotate his options. Portsmouth were agonisingly close to clinching Championship promotion this past summer, so it’s imperative they begin as they meant to continue as far as League One is concerned.

It’s likely midfield duo Andy Cannon, Ryan Williams and promising teenage defender Haji Mnoga feature for the hosts with that in mind. Colchester have some notable names that may play here: Liverpool academy graduate Shamal George may start in goal, with former Arsenal fullback Cohen Bramall ahead of him.

The latter created an assist during their defeat by Reading over the weekend and will relish an opportunity to deliver a better performance against more difficult opposition.

Portsmouth vs Colchester United Correct Score Predictions

In four previous H2H meetings, Portsmouth have lost once and scored six goals with two clean sheets in their two most recent fixtures during the 2016-17 League Two campaign. Steve Ball will argue his side are completely different from the aforementioned season and would be right.

From their 4-0 defeat in March 2017, only Tom Lapslie remains at the club from their 18-man squad that day.

However, you can’t ignore the psychological edge Tuesday’s hosts hold here. Pompey possess better quality, are in a higher division and were 90 minutes away from clinching silverware in this competition last term. I’m backing them.

Last matches

Portsmouth

16-01-2021

0 - 1 Fleetwood Town

L
12-01-2021

5 - 1 Peterborough United

L
10-01-2021

2 - 1 Bristol City

L
18-12-2020

0 - 2 Hull City

L
15-12-2020

0 - 0 Fleetwood Town

D
12-12-2020

0 - 2 Ipswich Town

L
08-12-2020

0 - 3 Cheltenham Town

L
05-12-2020

2 - 0 Peterborough United

W
01-12-2020

1 - 0 Blackpool

L
28-11-2020

6 - 1

W

Colchester United

D

- Crawley Town

01-12-2020
D

- Mansfield Town

20-11-2020
W

- Leyton Orient

14-11-2020
W

-

10-11-2020
W

- Stevenage

03-11-2020
L

- Newport County

27-10-2020
W

- Harrogate Town

24-10-2020
W

- Forest Green Rovers

20-10-2020
L

- Carlisle United

17-10-2020
D

- Walsall

10-10-2020
Portsmouth vs Colchester United Head-to-Head (H2H)
08-09-2020

Portsmouth

2
0

Colchester United

11-03-2017

Colchester United

0
4

Portsmouth

20-08-2016

Portsmouth

2
0

Colchester United

02-02-2013

Portsmouth

2
3

Colchester United

21-08-2012

Colchester United

2
2

Portsmouth

Portsmouth
vs
Colchester United
Predicted Lineup
Portsmouth vs Colchester United Predicted Lineup

MacGillivray

Brown

Raggett

Downing

Mnoga

Morris

Evans

Cannon

Curtis

Marquis

Williams

George

Bramall

Sowunmi

Eastman

Welch-Hayes

Stevenson

Pell

Chilvers

Senior

Brown

Poku

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

1-0 vs Fleetwood Town (A)

W

1-5 vs Peterborough United (A)

L

1-2 vs Bristol City (A)

L

2-0 vs Hull City (A)

W

0-0 vs Fleetwood Town (H)

D

2-0 vs Ipswich Town (A)

W

3-0 vs Cheltenham Town (A)

W

2-0 vs Peterborough United (H)

W

0-1 vs Blackpool (A)

L

6-1 vs (H)

W
D

1-1 vs Crawley Town (H)

D

1-1 vs Mansfield Town (A)

W

2-1 vs Leyton Orient (H)

W

6-1 vs (H)

W

3-1 vs Stevenage (H)

L

1-2 vs Newport County (A)

W

2-1 vs Harrogate Town (H)

W

1-0 vs Forest Green Rovers (H)

L

2-3 vs Carlisle United (A)

D

1-1 vs Walsall (A)

18

Goals Scored

20

4

Over 2.5 Goals

6

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

0-0 vs Fleetwood Town (H)

D

2-0 vs Peterborough United (H)

W

6-1 vs (H)

W
D

1-1 vs Crawley Town (H)

W

2-1 vs Leyton Orient (H)

W

6-1 vs (H)

W

3-1 vs Stevenage (H)

W

2-1 vs Harrogate Town (H)

W

1-0 vs Forest Green Rovers (H)

8

Goals Scored

15

1

Over 2.5 Goals

4

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-0 vs Fleetwood Town (A)

W

1-5 vs Peterborough United (A)

L

1-2 vs Bristol City (A)

L

2-0 vs Hull City (A)

W

2-0 vs Ipswich Town (A)

W

3-0 vs Cheltenham Town (A)

W

0-1 vs Blackpool (A)

L
D

1-1 vs Mansfield Town (A)

L

1-2 vs Newport County (A)

L

2-3 vs Carlisle United (A)

D

1-1 vs Walsall (A)

10

Goals Scored

5

3

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

Mosope Ominiyi
07.09.2020
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