Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Following a goalless draw with Lincoln, Plymouth will look to return to winning ways in the League One when they face Cheltenham in the League One round 34. The Pompey are 14 points behind the playoffs places, but the hope dies last. Portsmouth are likely to go all guns blazing at Cheltenham, but they will have to do it without Jay Mingi, Tom Lowery, and Zach Swanson, who remain in the recovery room. Ronan Curtis has overcome his injury, while both Marlon Pack and Di’Shon Bernard are major doubts.
The Robins, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Barnsley, and seeing that Portsmouth are desperate to revive they playoffs hopes, home win should be considered. As for the visiting team, both Keena and Ferry are pushing for recalls to the starting XI.
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.