Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Portsmouth and Swindon Town, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table, face each other at Fratton Park on Boxing Day. The Pompey are eager to secure automatic promotion to the Championship, and they are leading the standings ahead of Matchday 20. Portsmouth defeated Hull City 2-0 without taking a single shot on target as the Tigers scored two own goals in the League One derby, but, no doubt, the triumph gave Kenny Jackett’s men a confidence boost.
The Pompey aim to move one step closer to return to the Championship, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Swindon. The Robins do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of the Fratton Park clash, and seeing that they suffered six defeats in the previous seven league fixtures, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the league leaders.
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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.