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Exeter vs Portsmouth prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 29 December 2023

Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET

Venue: St James Park

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

​Exeter vs Portsmouth: Top free betting tips

Our Exeter vs Portsmouth prediction is for a decisive win from the visitors. How pumped up will be Pompey to react to their first away defeat in 8 months?

Exeter were delighted to finally end an embarrassing 13-game winless run (D3 L10) on Boxing Day. The Grecians should consider themselves lucky stealing that win though as they didn’t play very well yet again. Portsmouth also lost on Boxing Day – 1-2 away vs Bristol Rovers. However, this was the first away defeat of the season for the league leaders and they will be keen to react with conviction now. 

Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals

There were no more than 2 goals scored in all of the last 3 H2Hs. Also, all of Exeter’s last 5 matches stayed under 2.5 goals. This is why we picked this particular Goals Market option for our first Exeter vs Portsmouth prediction. 

Half with the most goals prediction: Second

Our next Exeter vs Portsmouth prediction is that the majority of the goals will be scored in the second. In 8 of the last 10 H2Hs there were more goals scored after the break.

Also, Exeter scored 69.3%, or 9 out of 14, of their league goals so far in the second. Portsmouth also score mainly after the interval – 61.8%, or 24 of 39 goals.

​​Correct score prediction: 2-0 to Portsmuth

With our final Exeter vs Portsmouth prediction we back Pompey to claim a 2-0 win. This was the exact result in 1 of the last 2 H2Hs. Also, 2 of Exeter’s last 4 defeats were with that same 0-2 outcome. 

​Exeter vs Portsmouth: What the fans think

Exeter fans delighted with their goalie

Portsmouth fans disagree with their manager

How far will Portsmouth’s fans travel to Exeter?

Pompey fans are gearing up for a second consecutive south coast derby. Portsmouth’s supporters always travel in great numbers for these local matches and we expect more of the same on Friday when many Pompey fans are likely to leave work early so they make the journey on time for kick-off. 

The driving distance between Portsmouth and Exeter is 133 miles (214km). A coach/car journey should take around 2 hours and 50 minutes. 

​Exeter vs Portsmouth: Tickets

Portsmouth sold out their allocated 1,300 tickets for the game nearly a month ago. For security reasons, Pompey fans are not allowed to purchase tickets for the home stands. 

There are still tickets readily available for Exeter’s supporters. The cheapest option is a standing ticket priced at £20.00, while the seated tickets cost £28.00. At this time of the year there is also the so-called ‘hospitality’ ticket priced at £70.00. It gives a series of perks, including access to the lounge, a two-course meal, halftime tea and coffee, an interview with an Exeter player and many others. 

Exeter vs PortsmouthFAQs: Exeter vs Portsmouth

  • Who is Exeter’s top goalscorer? That is Ryan Trevitt with his 3 league goals. No other player in the team has scored more than 2. 
  • What was the result the last time the sides met? Back in August Pompey earned a 1-0 home win vs the Grecians. 
  • How many goals have Exeter scored in the last 3 H2Hs? None.

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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