Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on KCOM Stadium when Hull City and Portsmouth go head to head in the League One derby on Friday evening. The Tigers experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-2 loss at Blackpool, but despite the defeat they remained in top position in the standings. Hull City suffered a dip in form, and it is no wonder the odds for away win have been dropping.
The likes of Callum Jones, Martin Samuelsen and Alfie Jones remain in the recovery room for the hosts, while midfielder George Honeyman should be fit to face the Pompey. Portsmouth played out a goalless draw with Fleetwood at home on Tuesday evening, with the team keeping their third consecutive clean sheet in the League One. Since Hull City do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of the League One derby, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. Tom Naylor has recovered in time to face the Tigers.
Highlighted Player (Callum Elder):
Callum Elder is an Australia international who plays for Hull City in the League One. Elder started his youth career at Manly United, but in 2011 he was spotted by Leicester City scouts. Despite being a Leicester City player from 2013 to 2019, he did not see any game action with the Foxes in the Premier League.
Callum Elder played for the likes of Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Brentford, Barnsley, Wigan Athletic, and Ipswich Town before signing a three-year contract with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the pacey left-back has one cap with the Australia U20 team.
Elder’s favourite position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a centre-back as well. Elder wears the No. 3 jersey at Hull City, and he is an athletic full-back who likes getting up and down the left-hand side. The Australian player was born on January 27, 1995.
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.