Our prediction for this League 1 match:
All eyes will be on Fratton Park when Portsmouth and Wycombe Wanderers face each other in the League One derby. Portsmouth aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ipswich Town, and a triumph over the league leaders will see them move a little closer to the playoffs berth. The Pompey have been impressive at home ground this season as they have yet to suffer a loss at their Fratton Park.
Portsmouth want this win more than Wycombe Wanderers, who are seven points clear of second-placed Peterborough United; therefore, home win should be considered. Ronan Curtis scored the winner against Ipswich Town, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. The Chairboys failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Oxford United, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling the Pompey’s Boxing Day party.
Highlighted Player (Ellis Harrison):
Highlighted Team (Wycombe):
Founded back in 1887, Wycombe Wanderers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. The Chairboys are well known for their sky blue and dark blue shirts, but the colour of their away kit is orange combined with gun-metal gray.
Wycombe Wanderers host their rivals at Adams Park, a small stadium in Sands Industrial Estate which can hold up to 10,137 people. Milton Keynes Dons are seen as the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Buckinghamshire derby. Wycombe Wanderers made it to the FA Cup semis in the 2000/2001, with the team repeating the success in the League Cup six seasons later.
It has to be noted that the Chairboys have two FA Trophy titles (1991, 1993). Legendary midfielder Gareth Ainsworth is considered one of the club’s most famous players. Ainsworth scored 16 goals in 112 league appearances for Wycombe Rovers.