The Betpal Football Bet of the Day drops into League One for the Friday night clash between Walsall and Portsmouth. The hosts have put together a strong run, while the visitors have more important battles to win than a single football match. Will outside issues be the biggest factor in deciding this one?

Match: Walsall v Portsmouth
Bet of the Day: Back Walsall
Best Odds: 1.91 with Ladbrokes
Portsmouth Football Bet of the DayKick Off: 19:45 04/01/2013 (GMT)

This bet is really all about Portsmouth and their off field woes. Their financial problems have left all their players on rolling monthly contracts, which meant that on January 1st they could all potentially leave for more secure employment. Unfortunately leading scorer Izale McLeod did just that, as did a number of others. At Swindon in their last match (January 1st – after the departures) they could only name four substitutes and went down 5-0. Even before this latest round of setbacks, Pompey had lost eight of the last eleven and not won since October. While Walsall may not be the same calibre as Swindon, they have won three of the last four, and only lost two of the last nine. At a shade under evens, they look far too big, and must surely take advantage of the visitors current situation.

Football Bet of the Day

Back Walsall for the win at 1.91 with Ladbrokes.