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The one thing that Portsmouth fans will want addressed before season’s end

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With nine games left of the League One season for Portsmouth, promotion is well and truly on the cards for the south coast side.

Pompey sit in 4th place with 60 points from their 35 games, which sees them just two points below Rotherham United in the second automatic promotion spot.

If we compare Portsmouth’s current situation with this time last season, the Blues are eight points worse off, but remain in the same position as they occupied in March 2019.

However, the league is much closer this term, with just three points separating 2nd to 8th place, meaning that play-offs are  also still up for grabs.

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That makes these upcoming nine games a challenge for Pompey, as one bad result could see them plummet down the table.

One thing Pompey fans will surely be concerned about when it comes to that is their away form. All of Portsmouth’s nine league defeats this term have come away from home, including losses in each of their last three games on their travels.

Their inconsistency on the road has been a issue that has plagued their season. Their lack of goals has been a crucial reason behind it.

According to WhoScored, Pompey average exactly a goal per game away from home in League One this term, which simply is not good enough for a side fighting for promotion.

Although all EFL matches have been postponed between now and April 3, Pompey have three very tough away games still to play, with two of them against direct promotion rivals.

When the league resumes, they will have to travel to Ipswich, Oxford and Rotherham.

Although, promotion is still very much possible for Pompey, they have to maximise their points to give themselves the best possible chance of achieving it.

With the break in fixtures, Portsmouth fans will be hoping that Kenny Jackett and his squad sit down and reflect what needs to change in their away approach.

The Pompey faithful will know come the end of the season if it has been addressed or not.


ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: The one thing that Portsmouth fans will want addressed before season’s end

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