Shrewsbury Town vs Portsmouth Predictions

Jon Wilde 30 Jul 2019
  • Shrewsbury Town vs Portsmouth predictions for their League One match on Saturday

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Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper Max O’Leary pictured during a pre-season friendly match (PA Images)

Shrewsbury Town vs Portsmouth Score Prediction

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Shrewsbury Town vs Portsmouth Match Info

Date: August 3 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST
Venue: Montgomery Waters Meadow

Shrewsbury Town vs Portsmouth Head-To-Head Record

Last 4 matches

March 23 2019: Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Portsmouth
September 8 2018: Portsmouth 1-1 Shrewsbury

January 27 2018: Portsmouth 0-1 Shrewsbury Town
December 23 2017: Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Portsmouth

Total head-to-head league matches played: 24
Shrewsbury wins: 9
Portsmouth wins: 12
Draws: 3

Shrewsbury Town vs Portsmouth Stats

  • Portsmouth have won only one of their last seven matches against Shrewsbury, losing five and drawing the other
  • Only one of the latest 13 meetings between these clubs has ended as a draw
  • Shrewsbury’s last three games on the opening day of the season have all ended 1-0

Shrewsbury Town vs Portsmouth Match Preview

Portsmouth squandered a great chance to be promoted last season and begin their quest to make amends with a visit to Shropshire.

Pompey were the best team in League One until they hit the skids in mid-January, still winning the Checkatrade Trophy but slipping out of the top two and being defeated in the play-off semi-finals by eventual Wembley losers Sunderland.

That duo head the bookmakers’ lists to go up automatically this time around and there is no doubt Portsmouth have looked impressive in pre-season, racking up the wins against inferior opposition with striker Brett Pitman and winger Gareth Evans in particularly good form.

But it may not be easy for Kenny Jackett’s side at Shrewsbury, who improved considerably last season after Sam Ricketts was appointed as their manager and they ended up being the hardest team in the bottom half of the table to beat at home.

After an uninspiring start to pre-season, the Shrews have stepped up and also made some eye-catching signings such as former Wolves defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell, goalkeeper Joe Murphy, ex-Manchester United youngster Donald Love and veteran striker Steve Morison.

Shrewsbury may just be a surprise package again this term, only two years after they reached the play-offs themselves, and are backed to cause Portsmouth plenty of problems here.

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Shrewsbury Town vs Portsmouth Betting Tips

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Shrewsbury Town vs Portsmouth Predictions

Shrewsbury Town vs Portsmouth Match Info Date: August 3 2019 Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST Venue: Montgomery Waters Meadow Shrewsbury Town vs Portsmouth Head-To-Head Record Last 4 matches March 23 2019: Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Portsmouth September 8 2018: Portsmouth 1-1 Shrewsbury January 27 2018: Portsmouth 0-1 Shrewsbury Town December 23 2017: Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Portsmouth Total…