Fleetwood Town vs Portsmouth Match Analysis & Prediction
24/01/2023 10:45 pm
Fleetwood Town will be looking to avoid a third straight defeat when the welcome Portsmouth to Highbury Stadium for a League One encounter on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the visitors have the chance to claim consecutive victories after John Mousinho began his tenure as Portsmouth manager with a 2-0 win over Exeter City.
After recording successive victories over Shrewsbury Town and Queens Park Rangers in the league and FA Cup respectively, Fleetwood have gone on to lose their last two matches.
Fleetwood return to Highbury Stadium on Tuesday, where they have picked up just 11 points from 12 matches, with only MK Dons having collected fewer home points than them in League One this season.
Scott Brown’s side have also lost all of their last three home league matches by a 2-1 scoreline, but their FA Cup victory over QPR demonstrated that they have the capabilities to perform on home turf.
Portsmouth are under new management after Mousinho left his role as player-coach at Oxford to become Pompey’s head coach.
Despite having little time to work with his players prior to Saturday’s home meeting with Exeter City, it proved to be a successful game.
Second-half goals from Marlon Pack and Joe Morrell ensured that Mousinho began his managerial career with a 2-0 victory, which also ended a 10-game winless league run for Pompey.
Sitting in 15th place, Portsmouth will now look to avoid a fourth consecutive away defeat after failing to win any of their last five away matches across all competitions.
Pompey can draw inspiration from the fact that they have won their last two away meetings against Fleetwood by a 1-0 scoreline.
Fleetwood Town vs. Portsmouth Head to head
In the 14 previous meetings between these two teams, Fleetwood have claimed three victories while Portsmouth have won seven, and they have drawn in four. Portsmouth have scored 23 goals and conceded 16 in the process.
15/12/2020Portsmouth0Fleetwood Town0League One
16/01/2021Fleetwood Town0Portsmouth1League One
07/08/2021Fleetwood Town0Portsmouth1League One
26/02/2022Portsmouth3Fleetwood Town3League One
08/10/2022Portsmouth1Fleetwood Town1League One
Fleetwood Town Team News
After joining on a free transfer from Celtic, Scott Robertson came off the bench on Saturday to make his Fleetwood debut, and he is expected to be among the substitutes on Tuesday.
Admiral Muskwe will continue to lead the line, and the Luton Town loanee will be looking to add to the three goals he has scored this season.
Fleetwood Town's Last 5 Matches
29/12/2022Barnsley2Fleetwood Town1League One
01/01/2023Shrewsbury Town0Fleetwood Town3League One
07/01/2023Fleetwood Town2Queens Park Rangers1FA Cup
14/01/2023Fleetwood Town1Oxford United2League One
21/01/2023Sheffield Wednesday1Fleetwood Town0League One
Portsmouth Team News
Portsmouth are expected to be without the services of Jayden Reid, Clark Robertson, Tom Lowery and Joe Rafferty due to injury issues.
Goalkeeper Matt Macey joined Pompey on loan from Luton on Friday, and he will be looking for another shutout after keeping a clean sheet on his debut.
Portsmouth's Last 5 Matches
01/01/2023Portsmouth1Charlton Athletic3League One
07/01/2023Tottenham Hotspur1Portsmouth0FA Cup
10/01/2023Bolton Wanderers1Portsmouth0EFL Trophy
14/01/2023Bolton Wanderers3Portsmouth0League One
21/01/2023Portsmouth2Exeter City0League One
Fleetwood Town vs. Portsmouth: Odds and Predictions
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