Free tips League Two: Wycombe Wanderers v Portsmouth predictions (3pm, Saturday)
Two play-off hopefuls clash at Adams Park as 6th-placed Wycombe Wanderers host Portsmouth in the weekend’s most anticipated tie in League Two.
We take you through our predictions and betting tips for an intriguing tussle between two evenly matched sides.
Wycombe Wanderers v Portsmouth Match Predictions
Wycombe win 85/40 – Bet Victor
Wycombe Wanderers v Portsmouth Best Bet
Wycombe to win to nil 39/10 – 888Sport
Wycombe Wanderers v Portsmouth Past Meetings
Having never previously played a competitive match together prior to October 2012, these two sides have clashed nine times since.
Wycombe have only won twice – the EFL Trophy clash in 2012 and the most recent meeting at Fratton Park in an FA Cup 1st Round tie, where Adebayo Akinfenwa netted the winner for Gareth Ainsworth’s side.
Pompey have won three fixtures – including a 4-2 triumph on the South Coast in the reverse league fixture in September – while there have been four draws.
Wycombe Wanderers v Portsmouth Stats
Wycombe’s thrilling yet agonising 4-3 defeat at White Hart Lane was their first defeat in 17 matches across all competitions – a run which saw them win 13 matches to propel them from lower mid-table into the play-off places.
Paul Cook’s side have been less consistent recently – a surprise home defeat at the hands of Exeter came a fortnight after a loss at league leaders Doncaster Rovers; Pompey have maintained their top five position throughout much of the campaign.
Wycombe Wanderers v Portsmouth Team News
Wycombe have no injuries or suspensions, although both Garry Thompson and Dominic Gape are one yellow card away from picking up one-match bans.
Pompey have a fully fit squad available but Noel Hunt, Carl Baker and Enda Stevens are also all one booking away from a suspension.
Reason for Wycombe Wanderers v Portsmouth Betting Tips
Wycombe are undefeated at Adams Park in the league since October and have the third best home form in the division – who have both played more home fixtures. Furthermore, their home fixtures tend to be low scoring and they have conceded only ten goals in 13 fixtures, while Pompey have netted a measly 15 goals in 14 matches on the road, again indicating they will struggle to find the net against one of the most formidable sides.
Portsmouth have scored only four goals in their last five league games and have failed to score in three fixtures since the turn of the year.
There is fantastic value in both Wycombe winning outright and to nil – they may trail Pompey by two points in the table but they have played a game fewer and they are the side with all the momentum, while they are also particularly strong at home with Pompey often struggling on the road.