Portsmouth vs Barnsley Prediction: Pompey can take down Tykes

 | 15th April | 

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Portsmouth are sailing back to the Championship and Tuesday night provides an opportunity for Pompey to get their hands on the League One trophy when they host Barnsley at Fratton Park (19:45).

John Mousinho’s side have been the standout team in the third tier of English football this term and they will be determined to get the title wrapped up as quickly as possible. Barnsley have their own promotion aspirations to focus on but after losing to Pompey at Oakwell Stadium back in September, it might be a struggle for the Tykes to spoil the party at Fratton Park this week, as our Portsmouth vs Barnsley predictions suggest.

Portsmouth vs Barnsley Betting Tips

  • Portsmouth to win and both teams to score @ 13/5 
  • Colby Bishop anytime goalscorer @ 13/8 

Team News

Mousinho does have some selection concerns heading into this match, with Tom McIntyre, Joe Morrell, Alex Robertson, Terry Devlin and Regan Poole all ruled out through injury.

Tom Lowery is pushing for a return but it remains to be seen whether Tuesday's game comes too soon for the Welsh midfielder.

Lee Evans is pushing for a return to the starting 11 after dropping out of the lineup for Portsmouth’s last two games against Shrewsbury Town and Bolton Wanderers.

As for Barnsley, manager Neill Collins has injury concerns of his own, with Donovan Pines and Robbie Cundy both injured for the trip south.

Collins will also be sweating over the fitness of Jon Russell after he was forced off before half-time in Saturday’s stalemate with Reading.

If the game comes too soon for Russell, Fabio Jalo looks set for a starting role after he found the back of the net with a late equaliser against the Royals at the weekend.

Match Odds

Portsmouth are 9/10 to claim the three points that would see them crowned champions, while Barnsley are 3/1 to spoil the party with a win.

The draw is available at 13/5, while Portsmouth to be leading at the half-time and full-time whistle is currently 15/8.

Portsmouth to win and both teams to score @ 13/5

While Portsmouth are unbeaten in their last 16 League One outings, they have not made it easy for themselves at times.

Keeping just one clean sheet in their last six games in League One, the Tykes should fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet on Tuesday night.

Backing Portsmouth to win and both teams to score would have landed in six of their last seven league outings at Fratton Park and we expect the trend to continue here.

Portsmouth and both teams to score @ 13/5Colby Bishop anytime goalscorer @ 13/8

With 20 league goals already this term, Colby Bishop has enjoyed an outstanding season, playing a key role in taking Pompey to within touching distance of the trophy.

Bishop scored in Portsmouth’s 3-2 win at Barnsley earlier this season, meaning he has now scored in all of his last three encounters with the Tykes.

Given his form and his ability from the penalty spot, Bishop is certainly worth considering in the anytime goalscorer market at 13/8.

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