Portsmouth vs Cambridge United Match Analysis & Prediction
13/02/2024 10:45 pm
Portsmouth will be looking to extend their League One unbeaten run to six matches when they play host to Cambridge United at Fratton Park on Tuesday night.
The hosts are currently sitting atop the League One standings, while the visitors head into the midweek encounter in 16th position.
Portsmouth have establishes a six-point lead at the top of League One after winning four and drawing one of their last five matches.
They began that fine run of foem with successive away victories over Fleetwood Town and Port Vale, before they were held to a 2-2 draw by Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium.
After returning to winning ways against Northampton Town, Pompey secured another victory in Saturday’s away encounter with bottom-placed Carlisle United.
Paddy Lane scored just after the hour mark to guide John Mousinho’s side to a narrow 1-0 victory, representing their third win in their last four away matches.
Pompey have now recorded 15 clean sheets in their 32 league matches, and they will try to produce another strong defensive display on Tuesday as they go in search of their 10th home league victory of the season.
Meanwhile, Cambridge will have to pick themselves up after their four-game unbeaten run was brought to an end by Cheltenham Town on Saturday.
Having won nine, drawn eight and lost 12 of their 29 matches, Cambridge are fighting to secure their League One status, with four points separating them from the relegation zone.
Although the U’s have won just two of their 13 away matches in League One this season, they do have the chance to secure successive away victories for the first time since April 2022 after beating Shrewsbury Town in their most recent match on the road.
Portsmouth vs. Cambridge United Head to head
In the 12 previous meetings between these two teams, Portsmouth have claimed eight victories while Cambridge have won two, and they have drawn in two. Cambridge have scored 11 goals and conceded 23 in the process.
03/01/2022Cambridge United0Portsmouth0League One
11/01/2022Cambridge United2Portsmouth1EFL Trophy
16/08/2022Portsmouth4Cambridge United1League One
04/03/2023Cambridge United0Portsmouth1League One
24/10/2023Cambridge United0Portsmouth0League One
Portsmouth Team News
Portsmouth are expected to without the services of Zach Swanson, Tom McIntyre, Regan Poole, Joe Morell, Terry Devlin, Tino Anjorin and Alex Robertson on Tuesday.
Abu Kamara could be presented with a starting berth after coming off the bench to provide an assist for Lane’s winner against Carlisle.
Portsmouth's Last 5 Matches
20/01/2024Fleetwood Town0Portsmouth1League One
27/01/2024Port Vale0Portsmouth1League One
30/01/2024Oxford United2Portsmouth2League One
03/02/2024Portsmouth4Northampton Town1League One
10/02/2024Carlisle United0Portsmouth1League One
Cambridge United Team News
Gillingham loanee Macauley Bonne will continue to provide Neil Harris with a useful option off the bench after making two substitute appearances following his arrival in the winter transfer window.
Having scored three goals in five appearances, January signing Lyle Taylor is expected to retain his place up front.
Cambridge United's Last 5 Matches
13/01/2024Cambridge United2Fleetwood Town1League One
20/01/2024Exeter City0Cambridge United0League One
27/01/2024Cambridge United0Burton Albion0League One
03/02/2024Shrewsbury Town1Cambridge United2League One
10/02/2024Cambridge United0Cheltenham Town1League One
Portsmouth vs. Cambridge United: Odds and Predictions
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