Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Whaddon Road will host Saturday’s football game between Cheltenham Town and Portsmouth, the two mid-table sides. Cheltenham are on a three-game winless run in the English third tier, and the lack of motivation seems to be the team’s main problem. The Robins played out a thrilling 4-4 draw with Accrington at the weekend, and we predict that they will be with guards down in Saturday’s clash as well.
The Pompey, on the other hand, surprisingly missed out on a spot in the playoffs. Since the visitors are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the Whaddon Road showdown, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on over 2.5 goals. All Williams, Downing, Freeman, and Hackett-Fairchild are injured for the visiting side, while there are no absentees in the away team ahead of the visit of Portsmouth.
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.