Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After suffering a 2-0 loss to Peterborough United, Portsmouth will be aiming to return to winning ways when they face yet another promotion-chasing side at their Fratton Park. The Pompey continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, and you should know that they are eyeing their eighth consecutive win at their Fratton Park.
Portsmouth suffered elimination in the FA Cup last 16, meaning that they will be fully focused on the League One in the remainder of the season. Fleetwood Town, on the other hand, have been impressive at the back of late, with the team keeping three clean sheets in the last four league fixtures. A low-scoring affair is on the cards, but we believe that Portsmouth, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home, will pick up all three points from the game.
Highlighted Player (Luke McGee):
Born on the 2nd of September, 1995, Luke McGee is an English professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth FC in the English Football League One. The 1.92m tall goalkeeper is a Tottenham Hotspur product who turned professional with the club in 2014.
Although never having featured for its first team, McGee made sporadic appearances for the club's Under-18 and Under-23 teams before joining Petersborough United on a 4-month loan. He made his first league one appearance with the club in a 2-2 draw with Port Vale at home on the 10th of September, 2016. At the end of the loan period, he returned to Spurs, who, in turn, sold him to Portsmouth in a deal worth 100,000 euros at the start of the 2017-2018 season.
McGee has since made over 40 appearances for the Pompey, where his current contract runs until the Summer of 2020. On the International front, the 24-year-old has featured for the England Under-17 team, making his debut in 2011 at the age of 15.
Highlighted Team (Fleetwood):
Known for their attacking style of play, Fleetwood Town are a professional football club based in Fletwood, Lancashire. The Fishermen play their home matches at Highbury Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 5,327 (2,672 seated), with the team wearing red and white shirts in home matches.
On the other hand, Fleetwood footballers are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels. The original club was founded back in 1908 under the name of Fleetwood FC and 69 years later they were re-established as Fleetwood Town F.C. In 1998 the club was renamed to Fleetwood Wanderers after the second reformation.
Legendary England footballer Joey Barton is considered one of the club’s most notable coaches. Barton, who was known for his incidents on the field, has been in charge since June 2, 2018. Neighbouring club Blackpool are regarded as one of Fleetwood’s main rivals. The Fishermen have built up rivalries with Morecambe and Preston North End as well.