Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After suffering a 1-0 loss to Coventry City in the League One derby on Tuesday evening, Portsmouth will be looking to return to winning ways when they welcome Shrewsbury Town at their Fratton Park. The Pompey aim to stay in the race for automatic promotion to the Championship, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Shrews. Seeing that Portsmouth have been impressive at home ground of late, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed.
Shrewsbury Town sit in the bottom half of the standings, with the team failing to win the last seven games in all competitions. A man to watch in the home team will be Ireland international Ronan Curtis, who has netted 11 goals in the League One so far this season. The 23-year-old has provided five assists for his teammates as well.
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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.