Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Fratton Park will host Tuesday’s postponed fixture between Portsmouth and Plymouth. The Pompey made a promising start to the season, but they do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of the visit of Plymouth. John Marquis is widely expected to replace Ellis Harrison in the starting XI as the later failed to impress in the 2-1 loss to Cambridge United at the weekend.
The Pilgrims, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Sheffield Wednesday and AFC Wimbledon in the previous two league fixtures. Plymouth aim to regain their spot in top two, but beating Portsmouth on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Ryan Lowe is likely to stick to the 3-5-2 formation, with Jephcott and Hardie up front.
Highlighted Player (Ellis Harrison):
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Nicknamed the Pilgrims, Plymouth are a professional football club that host their rivals at Home Park. The stadium, which can hold up to 18,600 people, was built in 1892 and opened the following year. Plymouth footballers wear dark green jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while light green and white are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Pilgrims made it to the FA Cup semi-finals in the 1983-84 season, with the team advancing to the Football League Cup semis on two occasions (1964-65, 1973-74). The Pilgrims recorded their biggest win against Millwall on January 16, 1932, with the team beating the Lions 8-1, and they repeated the success in 1994 as they rolled over Hartlepool United in the Second Division.
The club suffered their heaviest defeat against Stoke City (0-9) on December 17, 1960. Fellow Devon teams Exeter City and Torquay United are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals.