Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with Plymouth on Monday evening, Portsmouth will be looking to return to winning ways in the League One when they take on Crewe at their Fratton Park on Saturday. The Pompey are still see as one of the main candidates for promotion, but they need to find their best form as soon as possible if they are to secure a top-two finish. A man to watch in the home team will be John Marquis, who scored his eight goal of the season in the 2-2 draw with the Pilgrims.
The Railwaymen, on the other hand, did well to beat league leaders Peterborough at the weekend. Crewe aim to claim yet another major scalp in the League One, but beating Portsmouth on the road is easier said than done. The newcomers have already suffered three defeats on the road, and they are unlikely to spoil Portsmouth’s party at Fratton Park.
Highlighted Player (Ellis Harrison):
Highlighted Team (Crewe):
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.