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Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 26 December 2023

Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET

Venue: Memorial Stadium

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

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​Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth: Top free betting tips

Our Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth prediction is for a high-scoring match with lots of twists and turns. Can any of these teams claim the win?

Bristol Rovers remain stuck in mid-table after managing to win only once in the last 5 rounds (D2 L2). The Gas remain solid at home though and they are unbeaten in their last 7 home league matches (W3 D4). Portsmouth remain at the top of the standings and they are the only remaining undefeated team on the road (W7 D3). 

​Total goal prediction: Even

Our first Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth prediction is that there will be an even number of total goals scored in this southern derby. This has happened in 5 of the last 6 H2Hs. Also, 3 of Bristol’s last 4 games had an even amount of goals in them. 

Both teams to score prediction: Yes

Our next Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth prediction is that both teams will find the back of the net on Boxing Day. This fiery south coast derby saw both sides score in 4 of the last 6 editions of this clash. Also, all of Bristol’s last 5 matches had BTTS outcomes. 

​​Correct score prediction: 2-2 draw

Following the logic from the first two free betting tips comes our final Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth prediction for a 2-2 exact score. This was the result in 1 of the last 3 H2Hs hosted by Bristol. Also, Rovers have drawn 5 of their 9 home league games so far (W3 L1). Portsmouth also draw lots of matches, with 7 league draws already. 

​Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth: What the fans think

Bristol fans worried by goalkeeper's mistakes

Portsmouth fans discuss their manager

How far will Portsmouth's fans travel to Bristol?

The driving distance between the cities is 121 miles (195km) and it should take around 2 hours for any travelling supporter no matter if they opt to make the journey by train, car, or using the organised coach transport. 

The drive is very enjoyable and offers some lovely views so anyone who wants to relax their nerves before the roller-coaster of emotions that are certain once inside the stadium can do so by taking in the scenery on the way to Bristol. 

​Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth: Tickets

We can confirm that over 20 days ago Portsmouth sold out all of their allocated tickets. This means that for any fan of the Pompey that still looks to gain an entry to the stadium the only option is to look online for a resale. Act with caution if you do that, please! These days there are many counterfeit tickets for resale online. 

Our understanding is that Bristol Rovers have also sold out all their tickets, so the game is set to be played in front of a sold-out crowd. 

​FAQs: Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth

  • What was Bristol Rovers’s last result? The Gas lost 1-3 away vs Blackpool on Saturday. 
  •  What was Portsmouth’s last result? Pompey were held to a frustrating 1-1 home draw by Fleetwood on Saturday. 
  • Who is Bristol’s current top goalscorer? That honour is shared between two players. Both Chris Martin and John Marquis have scored 4 league goals each.

Iskra Zecheva

For over 16 years now, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football and scouting, being among the main fields of her expertise. She has dined with kings, queens and some of the most famous sports figures of the past and the present. Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and knows first-hand the pains of supporting a 'small-scale' football club.

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