Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Portsmouth will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Fleetwood when they take on Crewe at their Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon. The Pompey are once again considered a team to beat in the League One, but they will have to prove their worth on the field if they are to secure promotion. Despite failing to find the net in the season opener, John Marquis is likely to lead the line for the hosts against the Railwaymen.
Crewe, on the other hand, kicked off the new League One campaign with a 1-1 draw with Cheltenham. Since David Artell’s men were anything but impressive in the season opener, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the Pompey. In their last meeting at Fratton Park Portsmouth rolled over Crewe 4-1.
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Crewe Aleandra are a professional football club that welcome their rivals at Gresty Road. The stadium was built in 1906, and it can hold up to 10,153 spectators. Founded back in 1877, Crewe Alexandra play their home games in red shirts and white shorts, while yellow is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The Railwaymen played their first game against North Staffs in 1877, with the two teams sharing the spoils (1-1) at Alexandra Recreation Ground. Nowadays, Crewe compete in the League 2 where they take on their main rivals Port Vale. In 2014 a match between the two sides resulted in violence and arrests. The likes of Wrexham, Macclesfield Town, Shrewsbury Town, and Stoke City are considered the club’s rivals as well.
In 2013 Crewe Alexandra clinched the Football League Trophy as they defeated Southend United 2-0 in the title game at Wembley Stadium. Goals from Max Clayton and Luke Murphy helped the Railwaymen clinch their first and only Football League Trophy.