Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Greenhouse Meadow will host Saturday’s football game between Shrewsbury and Portsmouth, the two top-table sides. Shrewsbury’s playoffs hopes are ruined following four consecutive league defeats, meaning that the hosts have nothing to play for in the season finale. To make things even worse for the home team, experienced forward Ryan Bowman is banned for the match.
The Pompey, on the other hand, are five points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that Saturday’s encounter is of big importance for the visiting team. Portsmouth want this win more than Shrewsbury, we believe that punters from all around the world can find value in betting on John Mousinho’s charges. There are no fresh injury worries in the away side ahead of the trip to Shropshire. In their last meeting at the venue the Pompey defeated the Shrews 2-1, and we predict that history is going to repeat itself.
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.