Our prediction for this League 1 match:
There will be fireworks when Sunderland and Portsmouth face each other at Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon. The Black Cats aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Crewe, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive victory in the League One. Sunderland are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the promotion-chasing side.
The Pompey proved their worth in a 2-0 win at Gillingham, and given their fine form, we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. A man to watch in the away team will be John Marquis, while Portsmouth defenders should have experienced attacker Chris Maguire at bay. It has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in five of their last six meetings in all competitions.