Live on Skysports 2: Sat 17.20: Promotion chasing Derby are 11/8 (Stan James) to beat an in-form Portsmouth side this evening.
Portsmouth are flying at the moment, 6 league wins from 7, and have what would seem to be a very tempting 11/5 about the cash strapped Southeners. Their away wins however have come at the expense of struggling teams such as Millwall and Middlesbrough and while you can’t take victories away from them, especially with such a small squad, Derby offer a new prospect.
The Rams’, 11/8 at Stan James, home record is now 4 wins on the bounce, culminating in seeing off promotion rivals Watford 4-0 in a real statement of intent. A little look reveals other wins over strugglers PNE, Palace and ‘Boro, so, again, not exactly stellar opposition.
Everything seems to be pointing to a draw then, 12/5 with Betdaq, and one with goals too. Pompey are scoring regularly and reliably and Derby have hit 15 in 4 home games. Paddy Power say 10/11 for 3 goals or more while Betfred’s 4/6 for both teams to score is another wise choice.
Goals would seem the way to go in this encounter and the speculative could even consider 2-2, a 14/1 chance with 888sport.