On Monday, March 2nd, Porsmouth will host Arsenal as a part of the 1/8 FA Cup final. The meeting will take place at Fratton Park Stadium. The game starts at 19:45. Bookmakers matched the member of Premier League as a favorite. Should it be an easy win for Gunners? Read our prediction.
At what time will Portsmouth and Arsenal play?
The game time is March 2, 2020, 19:45 (GMT)
Where the match will be shown?
BBC One, BT Sport 1
How many wins, draws and losses do the teams have?
Portsmouth have 17 wins, 8 draws, 8 losses in 2019–20 League 1. Arsenal have 8 wins, 13 draws, 6 losses in 2019–20 Premier League.
Portsmouth currently lives in League 1, the third most important division of English football. The team plays there pretty well. Today Portsmouth take the third place and have good chances of upgrading.
In the current FA Cup, Portsmouth have already left out of the tournament teams such as Harrogate Town (2: 1), Altrincham (2:1), Fleetwood Town (2:1) and Barnsley (4: 2).
This is clear that many Portsmouth fans significantly remember some better times. A bit more than 10 years ago the team that now is a presenter of League 1 had some great fights with Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and others in the main english tournament – Premier League. We are sure that true Portsmouth fans will attend the game against Arsenal and make all their efforts to gain a win against tough rival.
Gunners do not have the best season in their history. This week they lost their last chance to break into the Champions League, losing to Olympiacos in their Europa League match in their home arena. In English Premier League Arsenal are gradually recovering.
In the Premier League, the London club did not lose in the last seven rounds, winning in four of them. Thanks to this successful segment, Arsenal climbed to tenth place in the standings.
In the FA Cup, the Gunners have already passed Leeds United (1:0) and Bournemouth (2:1).
We are almost sure that Arsenal have no plans on English FA Cup due to the fact that they are crowded with problems in Premier League. We predict that the head coach of Arsenal will mostly utilize his youngsters in the nearest meeting.
Portsmouth vs Arsenal Prediction
Both teams are now scoring pretty well. Portsmouth have not lost in their native walls for a long time, regularly scoring goals. Arsenal are a class above and must also realize their chances in attack.
Although Arsenal are a top team for England, whereas Portsmouth are on the bottom of British professional football, we do not recommend you to bet on Arsenal’s win, since Mikel Arteta may use a great number of unknown players in the nearest game. But we predict that this match will be full of goals.
- Our prediction: Total will be over 2.5.
Predictions and Tips
- MoneyLine Pick: Draw
- Over Under Pick: The Total Will Go Over 2.5
- Computer Predicted Score: 2:2
Betting Tips Statistic
- Arsenal now are only the 10th collective in the Premier League.
- Teams did not play since 2009.
- Arsenal won 10 of 11 FA Cup games.
- Total was over 2.5 in the last 10 away Arsenal cup fights.
- All 4 Portsmouth games in FA Cup were finished with more than 2.5 goals.