Out to upset odds at Fratton
MACCLESFIELD take a break from the National League on Saturday and make the long journey to Fratton Park where they’ll hope to pull off an FA Cup upset.
The Silkmen are clear underdogs for their clash against Portsmouth, with bet365 offering 15/2 that they return home with a victory.
The draw is a 7/2 chance (Stan James) and it should be noted that Pompey have been struggling to win at home this season despite their relatively lofty position in League Two.
Paul Cook’s side have found opponents difficult to break down and Town will set out with a similar game plan in the hope of landing at least a replay.
As you might expect, Portsmouth are the 4/11 favourites (BetVictor) to win the game, with the Hampshire side sitting in the automatic spots in League Two although they have triumphed in just two of their eight games on home soil.
Macclesfield have little to lose and have battled gamely in recent away matches at Dover and Braintree, losing by the odd goal on both occasions.
Odds of 7/1 (Paddy Power) are available that they land a 1-1 draw and you can get 11/1 (Winner.com) that there is No Goalscorer in this game.
Kristian Dennis will be looking to snaffle any chances that come his way, with the striker 11/1 (Ladbrokes) to break the deadlock, while a 2-1 win for the visitors is on offer at 25/1 (Sky Bet) which would be a memorable cup shock in the first round.
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●● Kristian Dennis