Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Portsmouth will be looking to make a flying start to the season when they welcome Shrewsbury Town at their Fratton Park. Portsmouth chiefs did well to strengthen the team’s defence in the summer transfer window, but several first-team regulars left the club. Even though the club owners made some changes to the squad, the Pompey are still seen as one of the main favourites to secure promotion to the Championship.
A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be John Marguis, who found the net in the EFL Cup win over Stevenage. The Shrews, on the other hand, aim to secure the League One survival. However, away win should not be considered as Sam Ricketts’ men experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-3 EFL Cup defeat to Middlesbrough. Anyhow, there is a big value in betting on the promotion-chasing side.