Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Following a routine 7-1 win over Bolton Wanderers, Accrington Stanley shared the spoils with Tranmere Rovers in their last league match. The Accy aim to get back on course in the League One, but the game against Portsmouth will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. The home side should be happy with one point from the match, and we predict that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash.
The Pompey, on the other hand, have been scoring goals for fun of late, and they are surely capable of grabbing something from the match. Given Portsmouth’s attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. You should bear in mind that the Pompey scored 2+ goals in each of their last four league fixtures. In their last meeting in the League One the two sides played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Zaine Francis-Angol):
Born in Waltham Forest, England on June 30, 1993, Zaine Francis-Angol is a professional footballer who plays for Accrington Stanley. The 173-cm-tall defender is a product of Afewee Academy and he played for Tottenham Hotspur during his career as well.
Speaking of his senior career, Zaine Francis-Angol played for the likes of Motherwell, Kidderminster Harriers and A.F.C. Flyde before signing a one-year deal with Accrington Stanley in the summer of 2019. Francis-Angol made his debut with the Accy on August 17, 2019 in a 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon.
Francis-Angol has a dual citizenship and he represents Antigua and Barbuda on the international stage. He made his debut with the Benna Boys on August 31, 2012 in a 3-1 loss to Guatemala. The Accrington Stanley defender is eligible to play for Antigua and Barbuda due to his mother being born in the Caribbean country. His main position is left back, but he is used as both left midfielder and left winger as well. His preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Portsmouth):
During Milan Mandaric’s era at the club, Portsmouth played an important role in the Premier League, with the team finishing their debut season (2003/2004) in the 13th position in the standings. The club impressed in the 2008/2009 season, with Nwankwo Kanu’s goal helping them beat Cardiff City in the FA Cup final.
As a result, Portsmouth represented England in the Europa League, with the team progressing in the group stages of the competition thanks to a win over Vitoria Gimaraes in the final qualifying round. The current club was formed in 2013, but the original amateur club was founded back in 1883. Nowadays Portsmouth host their rivals at Fratton Park, with the venue holding up to 20,620 spectators.
The likes of Sol Campbell, David James, Glen Johnson and aforementioned Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu are considered one of the club’s most notable players. Portsmouth wear blue shirts, white shorts and red socks when hosting their rivals at Fratton Park, while wearing white and blue colours when playing on the road.