When Marcus Harness notched after 22 minutes on Saturday, Portsmouth appeared to be in a promising position. After all, they were a goal up against a side that had looked lacklustre over the first weeks, though Kenny Jacketts men quickly found themselves not just level but behind and were never able to recover. After losing in the north east, the south-coast side will be hoping that returning home allows them to bounce back.
Rotherham, whove got a strong squad and a manager who knows how to win promotion, came into this campaign with the weight of expectation on their shoulders, so they couldve been forgiven for having a wobbly start, though the Millers dealt well with the pressure as they delivered a pleasing performance away from home first time out. They may have required a late goal to beat Wimbledon, but their victory was certainly merited.
Not only did Pompey beat Tranmere on home soil a little over a week ago, scoring twice, conceding none and posting a pleasing 1.95 expected goals for in the process, but they also got the better of Championship Birmingham in the League Cup a few days before that. On that occasion, Jacketts men scored three, shipped none, created 1.93 expected goals for and conceded just 0.55. Fortunately, Portsmouth are often a different proposition on their own patch, or rather theyre just very good in front of the Fratton Park faithful.
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Rotherham arent the only ones who looked strong on match-day one. With much of the promotion talk being around relegated duo Ipswich and Rotherham, as well as last years play-off pair Sunderland and Portsmouth, Lincoln may have just slipped under the radar on the run up to the new campaign, but Danny Cowleys boys showed everyone that theyre unlikely to be a back number at this level when making light work of defeating Accrington first time out.
With players such as Harness, Marquis and Curtis in their line-up, Pompey really should have registered more than six shots, only one of which hit the target. That said, they ultimately paid the price for not doing anywhere near enough going forward, even if their opponents werent great in that respect. In a game that lacked overall quality, especially in the final third, Portsmouth certainly didnt do enough to warrant all three points last time out, though they werent quite poor enough to fully deserve defeat, as an expected goal difference of -0.14 suggests.
They lost by two goals to one on that occasion, but they caused the hosts several problems and were very unlucky losers. Not only are the Sky Blues unbeaten after three, but they also delivered a strong performance at this venue at the back end of last season. A trip to Fratton Park is certainly something that many League One teams will fear this term, though Coventry wont be scared ahead of Tuesdays game.
Teams Rotherham Coventry played so far 10 matches.Rotherham won 3 direct matches. In 3 (60.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. Below the text is a list of the direct games. Coventry average scored 1.54 goals per match in season 2019. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.00 goals per Match.Rotherham in actual season average scored 1.36 goals per match. Below you will find a lot of statistics that make it easier Predict the result for a match between both teams. In 2 (25.00%) matches in season 2019 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. In 3 (60.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals. 3 matches ended in a draw. Coventry won 4 matches. In 6 (75.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals.
Add in the fact that Portsmouth come into this game off the back of a rather subdued effort and its not at all difficult to conclude that the visitors have a slightly better chance of getting a result than the current odds suggest. The visitors are bound to concede a goal sooner rather than later, but they look a solid unit all around and have more than enough quality in the final third to hurt teams. At the prices, Coventry +1 Handicap makes lots of appeal.
Coventry did fail to beat Bolton on the road just over a week ago, but they were on top throughout, while they showed that creating chances is something that theyre capable of. Moreover, Robins men, whove conceded just three shots on target in three games this term, built on that by delivering a solid effort to beat Bristol Rovers by two goals to nil at the weekend.
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