Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Portsmouth will be aiming to build on a morale-boosting win over Bolton when they host Cheltenham Town at their Fratton Park. The Pompey are eight points behind the playoffs berth, and, no doubt, they will go all guns blazing at the Robins. Portsmouth are eyeing their fifth home win of the season, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Clark Robertson is sidelined through injury, while all Ryan Tunnicliffe, Paul Downing, Haji Mnoga, and Ellis Harrison are rated doubtful.
Cheltenham, on the other hand, are level on points with Portsmouth ahead of the postponed fixture. The Robins, though, are on a three-game losing run on the road, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Portsmouth.
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Founded in 1887 by a local teacher Albert Close White, Cheltenham Town are an English club that compete in League Two. The Robins wear white jerseys with red stripes and white shorts when playing at home, while sky blue is the dominant colour of their away kit.
Cheltenham Town clinched the FA Trophy in 1998, with the team defeating Southport 1-0 in the title game. The match was played at Wembley Stadium in front of 26,837 spectators, with John Eaton scoring the only goal of the match. The Robins have won Leamington Hospital Cup, Midland Floodlit Cup, Gloucestershire Senior Cup, Cheltenham League and Gloucestershire Senior Amateur North Challenge Cup as well.
The likes of Gloucester City and Hereford are seen as Cheltenham’s traditional rivals, while, in more recent years, Forest Green Rovers have been the club’s main rivals. A 12-0 win over Chippenham Rovers (November 2, 1935), with the team suffering their biggest defeat against Tydfil (1-10) on March 8, 1952.