Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Wigan Athletic and Portsmouth take on each other in a highly-anticipated League One game at DW Stadium. The Latics aim to build on a 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic, with the team eyeing their third triumph of the season, but beating the promotion-chasing Pompey is easier said than done. Wigan have been impressive at the back of late, and we predict that they will rely on their defence in Saturday’s derby.
New signing James McClean, who opened the scoring in the triumph over Charlton, is ready for his full debut. Portsmouth, on the other hand, are eyeing their fifth consecutive clean sheet of the process, and, taking everything into account, there is a big value in betting on under 2.5 goals. The Pompey midfielder Shaun Williams is likely to start from the bench after failing to convert a penalty in the goalless draw with Doncaster Rovers at the weekend.
Highlighted Player (Nathan Cameron):
Born in Birmingham, England, on November 21, 1991, Nathan Cameron is a professional footballer who plays for Macclesfield Town as a defender. Cameron is a product of the Coventry City football school, and he continued wearing the sky blue shirt at the senior level.
He made 48 appearances in the league for Coventry City, but he played for the likes of Nuneaton Town (loan), Northampton Town (loan), and Bury as well before joining Macclesfield Town. Nathan Cameron has one cap for the England U20 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team.
The 188-cm-tall defender made his Macclesfield Town debut in the League two in a 2-0 loss to Milton Keynes Dons on November 17, 2018. His primary position is a centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a right-back as well. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the number 25 shirt at Macclesfield Town.
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.