One point from two very win-able home games for Albion surely means that they have resigned themselves to a Championship return and it is difficult to see them suddenly finding some road form, against a very motivated opponent, who seem rejuvenated under new boss Paul Hart.
The visitors are 1-3-11 away from the Hawthorns, with a -21 goal difference and if and when they fall behind, this one could run away from them, like so many others have this season.
Pompey have lost just once in six , including a fine win in their last home start over highflying Everton and the sole defeat came narrowly to Chelsea. Hart has introduced a little steel to the defence and with Crouch rediscovering his goal touch and boosted by an International return, this could be another bad day at the office for WBA.
6.5 points Portsmouth -3/4 ball 2.03 asian line.