- Predictions for the FA Cup match between Hereford and Portsmouth, which will take place on Friday
- The match for the first round is being held at the Edgar Street venue (19:55 GMT)
- In their last six matches played away from home, Portsmouth has won four of them.
- Will Pompey be able to avoid an FA Cup upset by a team from a lower league?
- Preview, statistics, and the latest team news
Predictions for the Match Between Hereford and Portsmouth
There is a good chance that Hereford will struggle to compete with Portsmouth due to the significant quality gap between the two teams. Away from home, Pompey plays well and has a chance to advance in the FA Cup.
- There have been more than 2.5 goals scored in five of Hereford’s last six matches.
- Four out of Hereford’s last five matches have ended with both teams scoring.
- In their last six matches played away from home, Portsmouth has won four of them (League One)
- Three of Portsmouth’s most recent matches featured at least one goal from both teams.
- Two of Portsmouth’s most recent three matches played away from home produced more than 2.5 goals.
In the 10 matches between these two teams, Portsmouth leads Hereford 7-1, and there have been two draws.
On the road on Saturday, Hereford prevailed over Curzon Ashton 3-1. The outcome of the game was decided by late goals from Ryan Mclean and Tyrone Barnett, both of whom scored twice.
Before that, Hereford had a 2-1 victory over Fylde at home and a 1-0 defeat at Bradford (Park Avenue). The Bulls have won three of their last four games, propelling them to the 14th spot in the National League North.
Hereford’s Ailments and Other Team News
Cian Tyler, the team’s goalkeeper, is unable to participate due to a cup tie.
A Form of Portsmouth
The most recent match in the EFL Trophy featured Portsmouth playing at home against AFC Wimbledon and ending in a 1-1 draw. The first goal of the game was scored by Ronan Curtis, but Portsmouth ended up losing in the second half and having to win on penalties.
It was Portsmouth’s third tie of the season with a score of 1-1. After claiming a 1-0 victory away at Forest Green, the club’s next two games in League One were both drawn at home against Shrewsbury and Oxford.
A poor run of play has caused the team managed by Danny Cowley to fall to fifth place in the table.
Injuries Sustained by Portsmouth and Other Team News
Tom Lowery, Marlon Pack, and Louis Thompson are all unable to play in the middle of the field.
Winger Jayden Reid and defender Joe Rafferty are ruled out.
Since Hereford have a history of finding the back of the net at home and Portsmouth are known to give up a lot of goals, it is likely that both teams will score. A victory for Pompey at Edgar Street would put them in a position to advance to the second round of the competition.