Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Portsmouth will be looking to move closer to automatic promotion places when they take on Swindon Town in the League One round 20. The Pompey head into the match following a 2-2 draw with Plymouth, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Swindon. Ronan Curtis should be recalled to the starting XI after impressing in the draw with the Pilgrims, while Jack Whatmough misses the game through suspension.
The Robins, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Shrewsbury, and seeing that Portsmouth are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that the visitors are going to grab something from the midweek clash. All Mathieu Baudry, Ezekiel Fryers, Tom Broadbent, and Jonathan Grounds are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team.
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Founded by Reverend William Pitt of Liddington in 1879, Swindon Town are an English football club which compete in the League Two. The Robins welcome their rivals at County Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 15,728 spectators (all-seated), with the team wearing red shirts and white shorts when playing at home.
Gray is the dominant colour of the club which turned professional in 1894. Oxford United are considered the team’s main rivals, but the Robins have rivalries with Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, and Reading as well. In 1969 Swindon Town did remarkably well to win the English League Cup, with the team beating Arsenal 3-1 in the title game at Wembley Stadium.
John Trollope is the club’s player with most appearances as he played 889 first-team games from 1960 to 1980. Premier League attacker Charlie Austin is one of the most notable footballers who played for Swindon Town in the past.