The best betting advice for Harrogate vs Portsmouth
Harrogate vs Portsmouth - Both teams to score - Odds 1.90 - CampeonBet
Harrogate from the National League will welcome Portsmouth from League 1 to Wetherby Road on Monday evening in front of the BT Sport cameras.
There is a large gap between these two teams, as Portsmouth is playing in a better league. That`s enough for the bookmakers to list them as a solid favorite before this game. But Portsmouth has not lived up to expectations this season.
Even they have only lost once in nine in all competitions they have collected just one victory on the road all season. That`s not the form of champions - and Pompey were priced up in the ante-post market as one of the favorites to win the League One. But at the moment they stand in the middle of the table and 12 points behind the league leaders Ipswich.
Harrogate are currently sit in a 7th place in the National League and just four points behind the leaders Bromley. They have been good at home, where they’ve accumulated the fourth-most points in the division. Another interesting fact is that they`re playing on 3G pitch and it should be a small advance for Harrogate against a stronger team like Portsmouth.
Harrogate will be hoping to reach the second round of this famous competition, which is the furthest they’ve ever been. I believe Harrogate will do everything in their power to win this match. If they can avoid conceding an early goal, they should have enough experience to grow into the game and potentially cause a shock.
I know Portsmouth are operating at a higher level, but everything can happen in the FA Cup. Harrogate definitely have good chances to score at least one goal during the 90 minutes and for that reason, I`m backing both teams to score.