Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at Whaddon Road pits together Cheltenham Town and Portsmouth, the two teams with entirely different ambitions for the 2023/2024 League One season. As things stand now, Cheltenham’s main goal is to secure the League One survival, while Portsmouth are eyeing the Championship promotion. As for the home side, Rob Street is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off, while Curtis Davies is pushing for a start.
The Pompey, on the other hand, are eager to cement top position in the standings. The league leaders proved their worth in a 2-1 win over Stevenage and given Cheltenham’s poor display in a 1-0 loss to Northampton, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting side. Portsmouth forward Kusini Yengi is on international duty, while all Zach Swanson, Regan Poole, Connor Ogilvie, Tom Lowery, and Tino Anjorin remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Team (Cheltenham):
Founded in 1887 by a local teacher Albert Close White, Cheltenham Town are an English club that compete in League Two. The Robins wear white jerseys with red stripes and white shorts when playing at home, while sky blue is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Cheltenham Town clinched the FA Trophy in 1998, with the team defeating Southport 1-0 in the title game. The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of 26,837 spectators, with John Eaton scoring the only goal of the match. The Robins have won Leamington Hospital Cup, Midland Floodlit Cup, Gloucestershire Senior Cup, Cheltenham League and Gloucestershire Senior Amateur North Challenge Cup as well.
The likes of Gloucester City and Hereford are seen as Cheltenham’s traditional rivals, while, in more recent years, Forest Green Rovers have been the club’s main rivals. A 12-0 win over Chippenham Rovers (November 2, 1935), with the team suffering their biggest defeat against Tydfil (1-10) on March 8, 1952.