Coventry have enjoyed a week off after not taking part in the midweek Championship action and they return to the south coast where they came unstuck against Brighton last weekend. On a positive note the arrival of Gary Gardner on a short term loan deal from Aston Villa looks to have been an astute piece of business but it hasn’t prevented the bookmakers from pricing up the hosts as 5/6 favourites with Betfred and Stan James. The Sky Blues, who are winless away from home all season, are a best price 4/1 (Victor Chandler) to pick up the three points, something they did manage in this fixture last season.
Portsmouth v Coventry
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Portsmouth have a relatively solid home record with five wins and two draws to their name at Fratton Park so far this season but they don’t tend to keep many clean sheets with six visiting teams having netted. With no wins and 16 goals conceded on the road Coventry are highly unlikely to manage a shut out on Saturday so odds of evens on both teams scoring looks fair. Elsewhere, Portsmouth to score first could be worth considering with Michael Appleton’s side having netted the opener in five of their last six home encounters and you can get odds of 8/13 (Paddy Power) on that happening again this weekend.