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27 January 2016

Back the Blues with Sky Bet

There have not been many occasions this season when Pompey entered a match as underdogs with the bookies.

But, unsurprisingly, it is Premier League side Bournemouth who are 11/8 favourites with Sky Bet to progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup at Fratton Park this weekend.

The League Two hosts can be backed at 2/1 to cause an upset, with the draw available at 23/10.

Pompey won 5-1 the only other time they faced the Cherries in this competition and a repeat of that scenario is priced at 200/1.

A more realistic punter might instead fancy the 10/1 on offer for a more conservative 2-1 triumph.

Marc McNulty leads the first goalscorer market at 13/2, with Conor Chaplin, Gareth Evans and Adam Webster following at 7/1, 15/2 and 40/1 respectively.

Matt Ritchie is 15/2 to strike first against his former club, with fellow former Fratton favourite Sylvain Distin at 50/1.

But if you think that Pompey’s cup adventure will go beyond the fourth round, take a look at the 16/1 available for them being the Football League side to progress the furthest.

Please note that odds are subject to change.

Remember to register at to earn money for the club whenever you have a flutter.

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