Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Portsmouth will be aiming to keep their 100% record intact when they host Shrewsbury Town at their Fratton Park on Tuesday evening. The Pompey are determined to return to the Championship, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Shrews. Experienced attacker John Marquis should continue to lead the line for the hosts after finding the net in Saturday’s clash. Head coach Danny Cowley is likely to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation.
Shrewsbury Town, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Morecambe. The Shrews are not regarded as good travelers, and given Portsmouth’s fine start to the season, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Shrewsbury summer signing Sam Cosgrove is pushing for a start after making his debut in the defeat to Morecambe.
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Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Shrewsbury Town are a professional club that play home games at New Meadow stadium, the venue which was opened in 2007 and has the capacity of 10,361. Shrewsbury Town were founded back in 1886, with some reports indicating the club was established at the Lion Hotel.
The Blues wear blue shirts with yellow stripe and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst the colour of their away kit is purple. Mickey Brown holds the club record for most appearances as he played 190 games for the club, scoring 9 goals in the league. Both Wolverhampton and Walsall are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but there have always been fireworks in matches between Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United as well.
The two teams face each other in the “A49 derby” and it has to be noted that the Blues have built rivalries with Chester City and Wrexham as well.