Portsmouth vs Stevenage Match Analysis & Prediction
13/12/2022 10:00 pm
Portsmouth and Stevenage will battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals of the EFL Trophy when the two sides meet at Fratton Park on Tuesday.
The hosts saw a nine-game unbeaten run across all competitions come to an end in their defeat to Wycombe Wanderers, while Stevenage have avoided defeat in their last six competitive matches.
Although Portsmouth have lost just one of their previous 10 matches across all competitions, they have failed to win any of their last five league games.
After playing out four successive draws in League One, Pompey suffered a 2-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers in their most recent game.
Danny Cowley’s side were due to return to action on Saturday, but their away encounter with Accrington Stanley was postponed, which has allowed Portspmouth to focus on Tuesday’s last-16 tie in the EFL Trophy.
Portsmouth faced Ipswich Town in the round of 32 after they finished second in the group stage, and they managed to claim a 2-0 victory through goals from Dane Scarlett and Zach Swanson.
Pompey have avoided defeat in all of their 12 competitive home matches this season, although five of their last six home games have finished all square after 90 minutes.
Stevenage, meanwhile, are unbeaten in six matches across all competitions, and they currently sit in second place in League Two.
They have lost just one of their last 12 league matches, although they had to settle for a point on Saturday when they played out a goalless draw with Mansfield Town.
As they turn their attention to this cup game, Stevenage will look to continue their fine form in the EFL Trophy after winning all four matches in the competitions this season.
In the last round, strikes from David Amoo, Daniel Sweeney and Arthur Read helped Stevenage secure a 3-2 victory over Arsenal U21.
With Steve Evans’ side unbeaten in their previous seven away matches across all competitions, they will believe that at the very least they can take the last-16 tie to penalties.
Portsmouth vs. Stevenage Head to head
These two teams have previously met on 13 occasions across all competitions, where Portsmouth have claimed five victories while Stevenage have won six, and they have drawn twice. Stevenage have scored 20 goals and conceded 17. In their last five meetings, Stevenage have won three and Portsmouth two.
Portsmouth Team News
Portsmouth are expected to be without the services of Jayden Reid, Tom Lowery, Joe Rafferty and Louis Thompson due to injury issues.
Josh Oluwayemi is set to replace Josh Griffiths in goal, and although Cowley could make a few changes to his side, he is expected to name a strong starting XI.
Portsmouth's Last 5 Matches
18/11/2022Portsmouth0Derby County0League One
22/11/2022Ipswich Town0Portsmouth2EFL Trophy
26/11/2022Portsmouth3Milton Keynes Dons2FA Cup
04/12/2022Wycombe Wanderers2Portsmouth0League One
Stevenage Team News
Stevenage will also swap their goalkeepers, with Taye Ashby-Hammond expected to make way for Aaron Chapman, with Mark Clark, Arthur Read and Amoo likely to come into the side.
There may also be a place for Danny Rose, who will be looking to add onto his eight goals scored across all competitions this season.
Stevenage's Last 5 Matches
19/11/2022Grimsby Town1Stevenage1League Two
22/11/2022Stevenage3Arsenal U212EFL Trophy
26/11/2022King's Lynn Town0Stevenage3FA Cup
10/12/2022Stevenage0Mansfield Town0League Two
Portsmouth vs. Stevenage: Odds and Predictions
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