Portsmouth F.C. vs Exeter City Preview, EFL League One 21 January 2023
Portsmouth F.C. form
Portsmouth F.C. have been in solid form recently and have picked up 5 points in the 3 matches they have played recently. They have drawn against Shrewsbury Town and Fleetwood Town and most recently beat Sunderland 1-0. Portsmouth currently sit in 7th place in the League One table, with 32 points.
Exeter City’s form
Exeter City have also been in solid form recently and have managed to pick up 8 points in their last 3 matches. They have drawn against Oxford United and Shrewsbury Town and have most recently beaten Blackpool 2-1. Exeter currently sit in 5th place in the League One table, with 38 points.
Portsmouth are expected to line up with a 4-4-2 formation. MacGillivray will be in goal, with Bolton, Burgess, Raggett, and Brown in defence. Rose, Naylor, White, and Cannon making up the midfield. Hawkins and Curtis will be expected to lead the attack.
Exeter are expected to line up with a 4-3-3 formation. Maxted will be in goal, with Parkes, Sweeney, A. Martin, and Soule in defense. Taylor, Collins, and Law will make up the midfield. Williams, Stockley, and Williams will be expected to lead the attack.
It should be a close match between two teams in good form, but we are predicting a narrow 1-0 win for Portsmouth. Portsmouth have home advantage and a solid defense and should be able to stifle their opponents and go on to hold out for the victory.
- Portsmouth: Ronan Curtis — The Irish striker has been in excellent form recently and has 8 goals this season. His pace and finishing ability could prove to be the difference in this match.
- Exeter: Jake Taylor — The experienced midfielder has been a key player for Exeter and his calmness and guile in midfield could help to unlock Portsmouth’s defense.