Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Fratton Park when Portsmouth and Charlton go head to head in a highly-anticipated League One game. The Pompey have been producing fine displays in the league of late, with the team retaining top position thanks to a 3-2 win over Reading, but the Red Robins should not be underestimated. The opposition back-line should have Colby Bishop at bay as the 27-year-old was named man of the match against the Royals.
The capital club, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-2 win over Wigan Athletic, but seeing that Charlton have been anything but impressive on the road this season, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match. As for the away team, Guinea-Bissau international Panuntche Camara remains on the sidelines with injury he suffered in the last league match.
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.