Portsmouth vs Peterborough United Match Analysis & Prediction
29/08/2023 9:45 pm
Portsmouth will play host to fellow League One side Peterborough United at Fratton Park for Tuesday night’s EFL Cup tie.
The hosts secured a 3-1 victory over Forest Green Rovers to reach the second round, while Posh held their nerve to overcome Swindon Town on penalties.
Since suffering a defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in March, Portsmouth have embarked on an impressive 18-game unbeaten run across all competitions.
Portsmouth have been eliminated in the second round of the EFL Cup in two of the last three campaigns, including last season when they were beaten 3-2 by Newport County.
If they can progress to the next stage on Tuesday, it would represent the first time that they have reached the third round since the 2019-20 season.
Meanwhile, Peterborough began the season with a positive run of results, recording three successive league victories, while overcoming Swindon on penalties to move into the second round of the EFL Cup.
However, Posh were stopped in their tracks by a 1-0 defeat to Northampton, and they were unable to bounce back in Saturday’s home encounter with Derby County, where they lost 4-2.
Darren Ferguson’s side are competing in the second round of the EFL Cup for the second straight season, and they are looking to reach the third round for the first time since the 2013-14 campaign.
Portsmouth vs. Peterborough United Head to head
In the 18 previous meetings between these two teams, they have each claimed eight victories while drawing in two.
12/01/2021Peterborough United5Portsmouth1EFL Trophy
16/03/2021Peterborough United1Portsmouth0League One
31/07/2021Portsmouth2Peterborough United0Club Friendlies
03/09/2022Portsmouth2Peterborough United1League One
28/01/2023Peterborough United2Portsmouth1League One
Portsmouth Team News
Portsmouth are unable to call upon the services of Tom Lowery, Anthony Scully and Kusini Yengi, with the trio ruled out with injury problems.
Zach Swanson is expected to replace the suspended Joe Rafferty, who was shown a straight red card in Saturday’s game against Stevenage.
Portsmouth's Last 5 Matches
12/08/2023Leyton Orient0Portsmouth4League One
15/08/2023Portsmouth1Exeter City0League One
19/08/2023Portsmouth0Cheltenham Town0League One
22/08/2023Portsmouth(P)3Fulham U213EFL Trophy
Peterborough United Team News
Midfielder Jeando Fuchs has been ruled out until December with a thigh problem, while a hip issue will prevent goalkeeper Will Blackmore from being involved.
After featuring as a substitute in each of the last three matches, Ricky Jade-Jones could be brought into the Peterborough side for the midweek cup tie.
Peterborough United's Last 5 Matches
08/08/2023Peterborough United(P)1Swindon Town1League Cup
12/08/2023Peterborough United1Charlton Athletic0League One
15/08/2023Barnsley1Peterborough United3League One
19/08/2023Northampton Town1Peterborough United0League One
26/08/2023Peterborough United2Derby County4League One
Portsmouth vs. Peterborough United: Odds and Predictions
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