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David Prutton's Sky Bet EFL play-off semi-final second leg predictions
Last Updated: 16/05/19 6:39pm
David Prutton returns with his Sky Bet EFL predictions ahead of the play-off semi-final second leg fixtures, but who is he tipping to reach Wembley?
Portsmouth vs Sunderland, Thursday 7.45pm
Another tough one. It was a great goal in the first leg by Chris Maguire, but Pompey, we saw them in the Checkatrade Trophy against Sunderland, and I thought they were very good. Sunderland were better in the first half, but after that, Pompey dominated.
It feels like another close game, I'll go for a Pompey win, though, in front of a packed out crowd at Fratton Park. As good as Sunderland have been, and they'll be under pressure to go up, I think Pompey will just have the momentum to see them over the line.
Prutton predicts: 2-0 - Portsmouth to progress 2-1 on aggregate (17/2 with Sky Bet)
Charlton vs Doncaster, Friday 7.45pm
I thought Charlton were really good in the first leg, they were very composed and controlled the game. There was a slight touch of fortune with both goals, but they seemed to be in control of the game. Matty Blair's goal does give Donny a glimmer of hope, but they just seemed to lack a bit of belief that they could actually get something from the game.
I can see Charlton going through, especially given the form that they're in. They've won the last six at home and are unbeaten in their last 13 games. They're in terrific form, and I think Donny will find it tough.
Prutton predicts: 1-0 - Charlton progress 3-1 on aggregate (11/2 with Sky Bet)