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Date: Tuesday 1oth October 2023
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CEtT
Venue: Fratton Park
Under 2.5 Goals
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This EFL Trophy clash between Portsmouth and Gillingham is scheduled for Tuesday 9th October 2023. Read this Portsmouth vs Gillingham preview and analysis for more details, which includes our best free predictions for the clash.
Portsmouth vs Gillingham predictions and top betting tips
Gillingham travel to Portsmouth for another match from the EFL Trophy.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
For our first prediction, we hear at Football Ground Guide predict that both teams will find the back of the net. Home side Portsmouth have kept just one clean sheet in their previous eight matches in all competitions but in all of those matches they have scored. Checking back to earlier in the season, Portsmouth have failed to score just twice this season. Gillingham had a good but slow start to the season which saw the club struggling to score many goals but also were not letting many in, that has changed recently with the club scoring seven goals and conceding six goals in their previous six matches.
Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 Goals
For our second prediction, we here at Football Ground Guide predict that the total number of goals in this fixture between Portsmouth and Gillingham will be less than 2.5. Gillingham are averaging 2.3 goals scored and conceded so far this season, with that stat being fairly skewed due to a 3-2 defeat against Premier League side Luton Town and a 3-1 win vs Championship side Southampton. In the league, Gillingham have scored eleven times and conceded twelve in twelve matches, which gives the club a league average of 1.9 goals per match.
Correct score prediction: 1-1 Draw
For our third and final prediction, we hear at Football Ground Guide predict that the scoreline in this match will be 1-1. Portsmouth are currently top of League One, with a promotion being likely, the club will be prioritising league football so expect changes from both sides for this League one vs League Two match. Gillingham do come into this game in ok form having lost twice in their previous seven matches. Going through the head-to-head record, three of the previous seven matches have finished as a draw.
Portsmouth vs Gillingham preview
Portsmouth are currently leading the league one table having not lost a league game so far, the club have won eight games and picked up four draws. Ever since promotion from League Two in 2017, Portsmouth have always finished in the top half of League One, even having two play off finishes, which were both unsuccessful.
Gillingham were relegated to League Two in the 2021/22 season and last season, were looking at back-to-back relegations before a takeover gave the club the boost they needed to charge up the table in the second half of the season finishing the season in seventeenth place. So far this season, Gillingham are in an automatic promotion spot after seven wins, one draw and four defeats from their opening twelve league matches.
FAQs regarding Portsmouth vs Gillingham
Who is the Portsmouth player to watch? Colby Bishop.
Who is the Gillingham player to watch? Jack Tucker.
Who won the last match between these two sides? Portsmouth won the most recent encounter 2-1.