High-flying Reading are at football betting odds of 12/25 to heap more misery on lowly Portsmouth.
The opening day of the season saw Middlesbrough and Portsmouth share the spoils in a 2-2 draw at the Riverside and football odds of 21/10 for a repeat this weekend are tempting.
Off-field drama gives both teams plenty to play for but Portsmouth’s impressive home record gives them the advantage.
Pompey are once again troubled by off-field problems but they could still have too much for Ipswich Town.
Blackpool have finally shaken off their relegation blues and their bid for a return to the top flight can gather further pace when Portsmouth visit Bloomfield Road.
The value call for tonight’s clash at St Andrews is promotion-chasing Blues to lead at half-time and full-time at football betting odds of 7/5.
The last six meetings between Portsmouth and Hull City at Fratton Park have all featured four or more goals and a repeat on Saturday is available at 13/5.
Peterborough look to have the edge over Portsmouth but the offer of 11/5 on over 3.5 goals being scored at London Road may prove a successful punt.