Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Portsmouth will be aiming to build on back-to-back wins over Northampton Town and Carlisle United when they take on Cambridge United on Matchday 33. The Pompey are eager to retain top position in the standings, but the Yellows should not be written off just yet. All Zach Swanson, Tom McIntyre, Regan Poole, Joe Morrell, Terry Devlin, Tino Anjorin and Alex Robertson are sidelined with injuries, while Abu Kamara should be recalled to the starting XI.
The visitors, on the other hand, produced an under-par performance in a 1-0 loss to Cheltenham Town and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Portsmouth’s party at Fratton Park. In their last meeting at the venue Portsmouth rolled over Cambridge United 4-1 and we predict that history is going to repeat itself. New signing Lyle Taylor should keep his place in the starting XI, while James Brophy is pushing for a recall.
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.