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Date: 11 December 2023
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK, 21:00 CET
Venue: Fratton Park
TV: Sky Sports Main Events
The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.
Portsmouth vs Bolton: Top free betting tips
Our Portsmouth vs Bolton prediction is for a tight match between the top two teams in the standings. Will there be a winner?
Only recently Pompey lost for the first time in League One since last March. The reaction to that defeat was back-to-back away wins so Portsmouth remain in first place. Bolton sit right behind them after enjoying two very strong months in October and November. The Trotters kept 5 consecutive clean sheets in the league.
Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Our first Portsmouth vs Bolton prediction is for a low-scoring affair. In only 2 of the last 7 H2Hs, there were more than 2 total goals scored. Also, all of Bolton’s last 4 away matches stayed under 2.5 goals.
Correct outcome prediction: Portsmouth to win
Pompey tops the standings for a reason and only recently they lost their impressive 27-game unbeaten record in League One. Portsmouth remain very strong at home as their league record at Fratton Park suggests – W6 D3 L1. Also, they beat Bolton in 6 of the last 7 H2Hs played in Portsmouth. This is why with our second Portsmouth vs Bolton prediction we back the hosts to triumph.
Correct score prediction: 1-0 to Portsmouth
The final Portsmouth vs Bolton prediction is as usual the correct score one. There is a reason why these two teams are first and second in the standings and we expect a close match. However, as Pompey dominate at home in this fixture we back them to win 1-0. This was the scoreline in 3 of their last 5 home wins vs Bolton. Also, Pompey’s last home win vs Carlisle was a 1-0 result.
Portsmouth vs Bolton: What the fans think
Portsmouth fans excited for top-of-the-table clash
Bolton at Fratton next 👀 pic.twitter.com/WF6Tn3lxUK
— ⚽️ Blues News ⚓ (@BluesNews_) December 2, 2023
‘Not going to beat around the bush’: Pompey dressing room signal their Bolton Wanderers intent.https://t.co/BrQZ3WDpVG
— Jordan Cross (@pn_jordan_cross) December 7, 2023
Bolton fans are proud to have the Manager of the Month
— BWFCSUCHY (@BWFCSUCHY) December 8, 2023
Ian Evatt has been named Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month for November – his second award in succession.
The Player of the Month award, which saw Nathan Baxter nominated, was claimed by Northampton Town's Sam Hoskins.
— Burnden Aces (@BurndenAces) December 8, 2023
How far will Bolton’s fans travel to Portsmouth?
Bolton’s fans need to prepare for a long trip into the deep south for this game. The driving distance to Portsmouth is 252 miles (406km) and on a good day with no traffic jams and road works it still takes over 4 hours and 30 minutes to cover.
Our advice to all those Bolton fans who will make the trip is to save their voices and don’t spend the 4+ hours singing. Their support will be needed at Fratton Park. For those fans of the Trotters that will use the Travel Coach service all coaches depart from the Toughsheet Community Stadium exactly at noon.
Portsmouth vs Bolton: Tickets
The price of tickets for the Portsmouth vs Bolton match varies between £42 and £23, with decent discounts available for disabled, seniors and juniors. The main way to purchase tickets is online but the home fans can still buy them from the Ticket Offices at Fratton Park.
Important notice! The Ticket Office will be shut in the hours before the game, so for anyone deciding late to attend the game the only way to obtain a ticket will be online.
Bolton fans have been allocated 1,102 tickets and according to the latest information we have all of those have been sold already.
FAQs: Portsmouth vs Bolton
What is the capacity of Fratton Park? Portsmouth’s home Fratton Park has a capacity of 21,100.
Will Colby Bishop play for Portsmouth? Portsmouth’s star striker and top goalscorer Bishop sustained an ankle injury recently and he will miss this game.