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Hull vs Portsmouth Tips - Back Pompey to win League One top of the table clash

  • Hull vs Portsmouth tips for the League One fixture at the KCOM Stadium on Friday (5.30pm GMT)
  • The best betting tips for the game is a Portsmouth win with the visitors in good form after 3 wins in their last 4 matches 
  • Read on for our full match preview and predictions.
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Hull vs Portsmouth Tips - Back Pompey to win League One top of the table clash

  • Hull vs Portsmouth tips for the League One fixture at the KCOM Stadium on Friday (5.30pm GMT)
  • The best betting tips for the game is a Portsmouth win with the visitors in good form after 3 wins in their last 4 matches 
  • Read on for our full match preview and predictions.


Hull vs Portsmouth Prediction


Portsmouth haven't conceded a goal in four games and the solid defence can help them record a victory at the KCOM Stadium and move to the top of the division.

  • Hull have lost their last 2 matches (League One).
  • Hull have not won in their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Portsmouth have lost 1 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Portsmouth have won 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Portsmouth have won their last 2 away matches, and 7 of their last 10 away matches (all competitions).
  • Portsmouth have not conceded a goal in their last 4 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


It is more than eight years since these two sides last met when in the Championship. Hull won 1-0 at home during the 2011/12 season, while Portsmouth won the most recent meeting 2-0 at Fratton Park. 

Hull Form


Grant McCann's side remain top of League One but have seen their lead cut to two points after picking up just one point from their last three matches.

A 1-1 draw at Oxford was followed by a 1-0 defeat home to Shrewsbury. That became back-to-back defeats when losing 3-2 at Blackpool on Tuesday in a see-sawing game.

Matt Wilks put Hull in front, only for the Tigers to find themselves 2-1 down with a minute remaining. Reece Burke levelled in the 89th minute before Blackpool's CJ Hamilton scored a 93rd minute winner.

Portsmouth Form


Portsmouth have surged into the top two on the back of seven points from their last three games thanks to 2-0 wins over Peterborough and Ipswich and a 0-0 draw against Fleetwood.

What looked like a tricky run of fixtures against promotion rivals has turned out to be a productive period for Kenny Jackett's side.

A 3-0 win over Cheltenham in the EFL Trophy means Portsmouth haven't conceced a goal for 386 minutes since going down 1-0 to Blackpool.

Team News


Hull defender Alfie Jones and midfielders Callum Jones and Martin Samuelsen all remain out. A late decision will be made on midfielder George Honeyman after he missed the Blackpool game.

Portsmouth full-back Lee Brown is out with a hamstring injury. On-loan Cam Pring will continue to deputise.

Hull vs Portsmouth FAQs

What is the best bet for Hull vs Portsmouth?

Portsmouth are tipped to win and jump above Hull at the top of the League One table.

Where can I watch the Hull vs Portsmouth live stream online?

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Where is Hull vs Portsmouth being played?

Hull vs Portsmouth is being played at the KCOM Stadium in Hull, England.

When does Hull vs Portsmouth kick off?

Hull vs Portsmouth kicks off at 17:30 GMT on Friday 18 December 2020.

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Verdict

Portsmouth's recent run has been built on a solid defence. They can upset Hull and leapfrog above the Tigers into top spot.

Best Bet: Portsmouth Win Full-Time Result @185.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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