Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Portsmouth will be looking to build on a 3-1 win over Charlton Athletic when they take on Plymouth at their Fratton Park on Matchday 28. The Pompey quickly bounced back from back-to-back defeats to Hull City and Lincoln, and they are seen as hot favourites to win Saturday’s clash. Paul Downing (hamstring injury) should be the only absentee in the home team. The Pilgrims, on the other hand, have been scoring goals for fun of late.
Following back-to-back wins over Sunderland and Swindon, Plymouth played out a 2-2 draw with Accrington in their last league match, and seeing that they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, we are tempted to put our money on over 2.5 goals. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a 2-2 draw, which is yet another reason why a high-scoring affair is on the cards.
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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.