Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Home Park will host a highly-anticipated League One game between Plymouth and Portsmouth, the two top-table sides. The Pilgrims aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday, and a victory over Portsmouth could see them regain top position in the standings. Both Scarr and Cooper limped off with injuries in the last league match, with Lonwijk and Burton pushing for recalls to the starting XI.
Meanwhile, the Pompey head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Barnsley. Portsmouth have been anything but impressive on the road this term, and given Plymouth’s excellent home record, we believe that gamblers from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on Steven Schumacher’s troops. As for the visiting team, all Ronan Curtis, Jay Mingi, Tom Lowery, Joe Rafferty, Jayden Reid, and Clark Robertson have been struggling through injuries of late.
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.