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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang backed to fire Arsenal to victory
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Portsmouth vs Arsenal are set to serve a goalfest in FA Cup encounter (Getty Images)

Portsmouth vs Arsenal Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Arsenal are set to be too strong for Portsmouth in their Monday night FA Cup fifth round clash at Fratton Park. The Gunners are reeling from their elimination in midweek from the Europa League and are set for a high scoring clash. 

Portsmouth Form 

Portsmouth progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup thanks to a 4-2 victory over Barnsley. They head into Monday’s clash off the back of a 3-1 League One victory over MK Dons with Andy Cannon, John Marquis and Marcus Harness getting the goals.

Pompey are battling for promotion in League One but their form has been slightly patchy in recent weeks having suffered defeats to Fleetwood Town and Coventry City. Kenny Jackett's men often impress in attack, especially at home having claimed a 3-2 victory against Exeter City prior to their triumph over MK Dons.

Portsmouth News

Portsmouth have no major injuries or suspensions ahead of Monday’s match.

Arsenal Form

Arsenal overcame Leeds 1-0 in the fourth round to book their place in Monday’s match with Reiss Nelson getting the goal. The Gunners have been in good form lately as they travel to Fratton Park with four wins in their last six matches.

Among their recent results is a 3-2 Premier League victory over Everton while they also overcame Newcastle 4-0. They did however suffer defeat to Olympiakos in the Europa League on Thursday. A 2-1 defeat at home despite a goal from in-form striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang proved a real disappointment.

Arsenal News

Arsenal are without left back Sead Kolasinac who is ruled out with injury. Centre back Callum Chambers is already a long-term absentee while full backs Cedric Soares and Kieran Tierney are also expected to miss Monday’s match.

Portsmouth vs Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal have a 29-14 advantage with 23 draws from 66 previous matches against Portsmouth. The Gunners have won the last four meetings and claimed a 4-1 victory on their last visit to Fratton Park during the 2008-09 Premier League season. 

Portsmouth vs Arsenal Betting Odds

Portsmouth are outsiders among bookmakers with Unibet offering 8.50 for a home win. Bet365 is offering 1.40 for an Arsenal win while a draw is paying 5.10. 

Over 3.5 goals is priced at 2.55 while over 2.5 is paying 1.57 at bet365. Unibet is offering 1.83 for BTTS Yes which had been the outcome in the last two meetings.

Portsmouth vs Arsenal Match Up 

Portsmouth often adopt an attacking style of play which leaves them exposed at the back. They have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three matches and should struggle against Arsenal’s superior forward line.

Top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be the one to watch for Arsenal having scored seven goals in his last nine matches. Nicolas Pepe has also impressed lately and should trouble Portsmouth with his pace in the wide areas.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored seven goals in his last nine matches (Getty Images)

Portsmouth vs Arsenal Stats

  • Portsmouth have lost their last 4 matches against Arsenal (all competitions).
  • Portsmouth have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 2 home matches (all competitions).
  • Portsmouth and Arsenal have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 2 meetings (all competitions)
  • Arsenal have won 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 7 goals in his last 9 matches (all competitions).

Portsmouth vs Arsenal FAQ

Where can I watch Portsmouth vs Arsenal live stream online?

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When is Portsmouth vs Arsenal being played?

Portsmouth vs Arsenal will be played at 19.45 GMT on Monday 2 March 2020.

Where is Portsmouth vs Arsenal being played?

Portsmouth vs will be played at Fratton Park in Portsmouth, England.

What is Portsmouth’s most recent Form?

Portsmouth’s recent form (last 5 matches): WLWWL

What is Arsenal’s most recent form?

Arsenal’s recent form (last 5 matches): WWWDW

What is the Portsmouth vs Arsenal H2H record?

Total Matches: 66, Portsmouth Wins: 14, Arsenal Wins: 29, Draws: 23

What is the predicted Portsmouth line-up?

Predicted Portsmouth line-up (4-2-3-1): Bass, Brown, McCrorie, Raggett, Burgess, Naylor, Close, Cannon, Williams, Curtis, Marquis.

Unavailable: None.

What is the predicted Arsenal line-up?

Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1): Leno, Saka, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Ceballos, Xhaka, Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli, Aubameyang.

Unavailable: Tierney (injured), Chambers (injured), Kolasinac (injured), Soares (injured).


Portsmouth and Arsenal’s open style of play means goals are expected on Monday. Over 3.5 goals is the tip here while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is backed to find the net.

Best Bet: Aubameyang & Arsenal Goalscorer & Winner Market @1.83 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals Market @2.55 at Unibet - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Aubameyang First Goalscorer Market @3.45 at Unibet - 1 Unit

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was rested as Arsenal bounced back from their Europa League heartache with a 2-0 win at Portsmouth.
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