Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Fratton Park when Portsmouth and Fleetwood Town face each other in the League One round 18. The Pompey are determined to return to the Championship, and their December displays are surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Portsmouth are eyeing their third consecutive win in the League One, and bookies see them as favourites to win the midweek clash.
A man to watch in the home team will be Ryan Williams, who scored a brace in the 2-0 win over Ipswich Town. The Fishermen, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Swindon. Fleetwood have been impressive at the back of late, with the team keeping three clean sheets in the previous four league fixtures, but preventing Portsmouth attackers from scoring at Fratton Park is easier said than done.
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Known for their attacking style of play, Fleetwood Town are a professional football club based in Fletwood, Lancashire. The Fishermen play their home matches at Highbury Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 5,327 (2,672 seated), with the team wearing red and white shirts in home matches.
On the other hand, Fleetwood footballers are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels. The original club was founded back in 1908 under the name of Fleetwood FC and 69 years later they were re-established as Fleetwood Town F.C. In 1998 the club was renamed to Fleetwood Wanderers after the second reformation.
Legendary England footballer Joey Barton is considered one of the club’s most notable coaches. Barton, who was known for his incidents on the field, has been in charge since June 2, 2018. Neighbouring club Blackpool are regarded as one of Fleetwood’s main rivals. The Fishermen have built up rivalries with Morecambe and Preston North End as well.