Our prediction for this League 1 match:
LNER stadium will host Tuesday’s League One derby between Lincoln City and Portsmouth. Michael Appleton’s men aim to return to winning ways as Doncaster put an end to their three-game losing run in the League One at the weekend. All Archibald, Scully, and Soule are pushing for a star for the hosts as boss Michael Appleton could rest several first-team regulars in the midweek clash.
The Pompey, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a heart-breaking loss to Charlton Athletic. Portsmouth have been impressive on the road of late, with the team eyeing their fifth consecutive away win, and given Lincoln City’s anything but brilliant performance in the loss to Doncaster, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the promotion-chasing visitors. In their last meeting at LNER stadion Portsmouth defeated Lincoln 2-0.
Highlighted Player (Ellis Harrison):
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.