Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Cheltenham Town and Portsmouth go head to head at Whaddon Park on day 3 of the new League One campaign. Cheltenham Town experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 7-0 loss to Exeter, but it has to be noted that Wade Elliott rested several first-team regulars in the EFL Cup clash. Important forward Alfie May returns to the starting XI after he was rested in the midweek defeat.
The Pompey, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-0 win over Cardiff City. Portsmouth are eager to record their first League One win of the season, and we predict that they will take advantage of Cheltenham’s shaky defence. All Hume, Morrell, Reid, and Robertson should miss out with injuries, while Sean Raggett has overcome his injury. The 28-year-old centre-back returned to the starting XI against the Bluebirds.
Highlighted Player (Chris Hussey):
Born in Hammersmith, England, Christopher Hussey is an experienced defender who plays for Cheltenham Town in the League Two. After spending his youth career at the likes of Woking and AFC Wimbledon, Hussey continued playing for the Dons at senior level.
He played for a number of English clubs in the past, but, no doubt, the most notable one is Sheffield United. Chris Hussey made seven appearances for the Blades in the League One, but nowadays he is a League Two player. His main position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a left midfielder as well.
It has to be noted that he was called up for the England C team as a standby. Christopher Hussey made his Cheltenham Town debut on August 21, 2018 in a 1-1 draw with Macclesfield Town. He scored his first goal with the Robins in a 4-2 loss to Mansfield Town.
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.