Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Greenhous Meadow when Shrewsbury Town and Portsmouth go head to head in the League One round 38. The Shrews aim to build on a 2-1 win over Burton Albion, but the game against Portsmouth will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team. The attacking partnership of Chapman – Main was in a perfect working order on Tuesday evening, and the duo should continue to lead the line for the hosts in the 3-5-2 formation.
The Pompey, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Peterborough, with the team beating Ipswich Town 2-1 at Fratton Park. Since the promotion-chasing visitors are likely to go for a win in Saturday’s clash as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Keep in mind, though, that the two sides played out a goalless draw in the first half of the season.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Pierre):
Born on February 17, 1993 in Southall, England Aaron Pierre is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town in the League One as a defender. Pierre started his youth career at Fulham at the age of 15 and in 2011 he moved to Brentford youth school.
Speaking of his senior career, the 185-cm-tall defender played for the likes of Brentford, Cambridge United, Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton Town before signing a deal with Shrewsbury Town in the summer of 2019. Aaron Pierre signed for the League One side for an undisclosed fee, penning a three-year deal. Despite being born in England, the Shrewsbury Town footballer represents Granada on the international stage.
He received his first call-up for the Grenada national team in September, 2015, but he has yet to find the net with the Spice Boys. The Grenada international’s main position is centre-back, whereas his preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Portsmouth):
During Milan Mandaric’s era at the club, Portsmouth played an important role in the Premier League, with the team finishing their debut season (2003/2004) in the 13th position in the standings. The club impressed in the 2008/2009 season, with Nwankwo Kanu’s goal helping them beat Cardiff City in the FA Cup final.
As a result, Portsmouth represented England in the Europa League, with the team progressing in the group stages of the competition thanks to a win over Vitoria Gimaraes in the final qualifying round. The current club was formed in 2013, but the original amateur club was founded back in 1883. Nowadays Portsmouth host their rivals at Fratton Park, with the venue holding up to 20,620 spectators.
The likes of Sol Campbell, David James, Glen Johnson and aforementioned Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu are considered one of the club’s most notable players. Portsmouth wear blue shirts, white shorts and red socks when hosting their rivals at Fratton Park, while wearing white and blue colours when playing on the road.