2019-20 League 1 – Sunderland vs Portsmouth Betting Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Sunderland vs Portsmouth kick off? Saturday 17th August, 2019 – 12:30 (UK)

Where is Sunderland vs Portsmouth being played? Stadium of Light

What is the weather forecast for Sunderland vs Portsmouth? Rain expected, 18c

What television channel is Sunderland vs Portsmouth on? Sky have the rights to League 1 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Sunderland vs Portsmouth? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Sunderland vs Portsmouth?

Sunderland – https://www.safc.com/tickets

Portsmouth – https://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/tickets/

What was the score when the teams last met? Portsmouth 0-0 Sunderland

THE TEAM NEWS

SUNDERLAND

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): J. McLaughlin; C. McLaughlin, Willis, Flanagan, Hume; O'Nien, Dobson, McGeouch; Gooch, McNulty, McGeady

Unavailable: Loovens (Injured), Robson (Injured), Watmore (Injured)

Doubtful: Hume (Injured), McGeouch (Injured)

PORTSMOUTH

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Walkes, Downing, Burgess, Brown; Naylor, Close; Harness, Cannon, Curtis; Marquis

Unavailable: Whatmough (Injured), Hawkins (Injured), Williams (Injured), Morris (Injured)

Doubtful: Bolton (Injured)

BETTING ANALYSIS

Sunderland and Portsmouth were closely matched in the League 1 play-offs last season and they could be set for another tight encounter on Wearside this weekend. The hosts have yet to win this term, so it would not be a shock if this match finished one apiece, like their two previous league games.

BETTING TIP: Sunderland 1-1 Portsmouth (Correct score)

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