Week one of the new League One campaign and we have a full fixture list on Saturday 3 August. That will be music to the ears of punters who have struggled for an interest over the summer, having to make do with the Copa America and Women’s World Cup. We are back in action and a busy schedule means accumulator punters have the chance to land a big pay-out. Here are our Shrewsbury v Portsmouth betting tips.
A Closer Look
We focus our attentions on the match at New Meadow where Shrewsbury take on Portsmouth from 3.00pm. This tie won’t be shown live on TV, but followers are guaranteed plenty of drama with both teams confident they have what it takes to get off to a winning start. Shrewsbury endured a difficult season last time, finishing down in 18th, while Portsmouth missed out on promotion to the Championship despite a decent effort.
The visitors have recruited well during pre-season as they aim to learn the lessons taught by that failed campaign and come back stronger for it. They are a side who believe they belong in the Premier League and will want to get back to playing top-flight football as soon as possible? Will Portsmouth get off to a winning start by collecting all three points on the road. Bookmakers certainly believe so and make them 21/20 favourites with 10Bet, better than the even money you’ll get with most other firms.
A Possible Upset
Shrewsbury have the ability to cause a bit of an upset here and lay down a marker for the remainder of the year. That’s the reason bookies haven’t been too quick to write them off entirely and those happy to take a chance on the home win can back them at 13/5 with Bet365, that’s sure to capture the imagination of value hunters.