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From Wembley to the Proact in 24 hours

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]o joy with the Sunderland DRAW bet yesterday although I have to confess to being quietly confident at half time !!

Wembley yesterday and tonight the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield for the League Two clash which pitches the home side against Portsmouth.

There’s only one recent encounter between these two sides, in the reverse fixture this season, with Chesterfield coming out firmly on top.

(Max last 10 only)
Aug 2013 League Two Portsmouth 0-2 Chesterfield
Apr 1983 Div 3 (old) Portsmouth 4-0 Chesterfield
Dec 1982 Div 3 (old) Chesterfield 0-1 Portsmouth
Feb 1982 Div 3 (old) Portsmouth 5-1 Chesterfield
Oct 1981 Div 3 (old) Chesterfield 2-2 Portsmouth
Mar 1981 Div 3 (old) Chesterfield 3-0 Portsmouth
Oct 1980 Div 3 (old) Portsmouth 1-0 Chesterfield
Jan 1978 Div 3 (old) Chesterfield 3-0 Portsmouth
Sep 1977 Div 3 (old) Portsmouth 3-0 Chesterfield
Feb 1977 Div 3 (old) Chesterfield 1-2 Portsmouth

Since then the two teams have headed in different directions. Chesterfield are heading up the table and a win tonight would take them four points clear whereas Portsmouth’s fall from grace seems to continue unabated and they are now battling to stay in the league proper.

It’s hard to believe that Portsmouth were relegated to the Football League Championship only as recently as 2010. Two years later they were again relegated, to League One, and again, in 2013, to League Two.

It’s hard to see anything other than a home win tonight with Chesterfield boss Paul Cook expected to name the same eleven that beat Cheltenham 4-1 last Tuesday. Chesterfield have scored 55 goals so far this season with an impressive goal difference of +25 and are taken to defy a one goal handicap on the three way handicap with Star Sports at around 5/4.

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10 points CHESTERFIELD (+1) at around 5/4 on the three way handicap with Star Sports



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