Revealed: how the bookies rate Portsmouth's chances of defeating Southampton in the Carabao Cup third round

Pompey will go into Tuesday night’s south-coast derby against Southampton as underdogs.

Monday, 23rd September 2019, 1:01 pm
Pompey boss Kenny Jackett. Picture: Nigel Keene

The St Mary’s outfit sit 14th in the Premier League following their 3-1 loss to AFC Bournemouth.

That’s a total of 51 places above of the Blues in the Football League pyramid, after Kenny Jackett’s side slipped to 20th in League One following their 1-0 defeat at Wycombe.

Nevertheless, form can go out of the window in derby games.

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Pompey boss Kenny Jackett. Picture: Nigel Keene

And with Pompey having home advantage, the bookmakers haven’t exactly got Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side down as nailed-on certainties to win the Carabao Cup third-round tie.

With Sky Bet – officials sponsors of the Football League – Pompey are 29/10 to triumph in 90 minutes and 6/4 to advance to the next stage of the competition.

The visitors, meanwhile, are a shade of odds-on to get the job done in normal time with most bookies and 1/2 to go through.

There's no extra-time if the tie is level after 90 minutes, though, with penalties scheduled in that eventuality.

Then it’s deemed too close to call, with both sides priced at 11/2 should it go to spot-kicks.

The opening goal will undoubtedly be pivotal to which side proves victorious. 

Pompey are 6/4 to break the deadlock, with Southampton 8/13 to bag first.

If Jackett's men do fall behind then they're rated 18/1 to forge what would be a sublime comeback and create Fratton Park history.

Should the Blues take the lead, Southampton are rated 10/1 to turn the tables and grab back the south-coast bragging rights for the first time since 2005.