Harrogate Town v Portsmouth Betting Tips & Predictions
The BT Sport cameras will be heading to Harrogate Town on Monday night, with the National League side hoping to claim a scalp when they take on a Portsmouth side who have had a stuttering start to their League One campaign.
This is one of the biggest games of Harrogate’s history, with the home side having won seven of their previous nine matches and that included a 2-1 win at Halifax in the previous round of the FA Cup to earn this money-spinning tie.
It’s clear that Simon Weaver’s side are one of the better teams in the fifth tier of the English football pyramid and the club will be confident of getting at least a point from this encounter at Wetherby Road.
As for Portsmouth, they might be two divisions higher than their opponents although the visitors have lost four of their matches on the road and they’ve claimed just one victory.
Kenny Jackett’s side have improved in recent weeks and lost just one of their past nine matches, although they haven’t kept a clean sheet in their past three games and could be vulnerable in unfamiliar settings.
Any Pompey win could be achieved by a single goal and that’s why we’re happy to get with Harrogate on the Asian Handicap, with Town boasting Jack Muldoon in excellent scoring form and the striker is bidding to score for the third consecutive match.
Jackett will want to avoid a replay but he’ll especially want to get through the tie and it would be no surprise to see this game end in a draw considering that Harrogate have won their past four matches on home soil.
Harrogate Town +1 @ 1.93 with bet365