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Betting Preview: Portsmouth vs. Southend United

23 January 2015

Fancy Baz to net the winner again? He's 7/4 to score anytime against Portsmouth.

Southend are the 7/5 favourites to consolidate their place in the Sky Bet League 2 play-offs with victory at Portsmouth on Saturday. 

The sixth-placed Blues are on a six-match unbeaten run and produced a battling performance last weekend to beat Oxford 3-2 despite playing with 10 men after Gary Deegan’s red card in the 33rd minute.

Portsmouth can be backed at 15/8 for the win as they bid to end a seven-match run without a three-point haul. 

There was an improved performance from Pompey last weekend though as they drew 1-1 with promotion chasers Burton and the draw on Saturday can be found at 2/1. All five of Portsmouth’s last five games have contained under 2.5 goals and you can get 8/15 for under that mark this time out at Fratton Park.

Barry Corr scored the winning goal in this fixture last season - and the victory over Oxford United last week - and the Irishman is priced at 6/1 to score first.

Fellow striker Joe Pigott opened his account for Southend last week in the win over the U's, and he's in at 2/1 to score anytime on the south coast.

Top tip: Under 2.5 goals at 8/15.

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