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Shrewsbury vs Portsmouth prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 16 December 2023

Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET

Venue: The Croud Meadow

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

​Shrewsbury vs Portsmouth: Top free betting tips

Our Shrewsbury vs Portsmouth prediction is for yet another away win for the league leaders. How long can Pompey keep up their unbeaten run on the road this season?

Portsmouth hold a decisive lead at the top of the table already and they are the only team in League One yet to lose on the road this campaign (W6 D3). Shrewsbury is also enjoying a solid season and the Shrews currently sit in the top half of the table. Shrewsbury won 3 of their last 4 matches. 

​Both teams to score prediction: Yes

Our first Shrewsbury vs Portsmouth prediction is for both teams to score. This has happened in 4 of the last 5 H2Hs. Also, Shrewsbury’s last 2 home games had BTTS outcomes. 

​Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Our next Shrewsbury vs Portsmouth prediction is for at least 3 total goals. Pompey saw 4 of their last 6 away matches going over 2.5 goals. Also, there were at least 3 total goals scored in 4 of the last 6 H2Hs.

​​Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Portsmouth

We can’t see Portsmouth losing for the first time on the road this season on Saturday and this is why our final Shrewsbury vs Portsmouth prediction is for a 2-1 away win. This was the scoreline in 2 of the last 3 H2Hs hosted by Shrewsbury. Also, Pompey scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 away matches. 

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​How far will Portsmouth’s fans travel to Shrewsbury?

Pompey’s fans are likely to travel in great numbers for this game as their team keeps winning away matches. The journey up north will be long though so the supporters should be ready for unexpected delays on the way. 

The driving distance between Portsmouth and Shrewsbury is 203 miles (326km). As large parts of the second half of the journey are on smaller roads it will take close to 4 hours to cover the distance, that if there are no delays on the way. 

Crou Meadow, home to Shrewsbury / Shrewsbury vs Portsmouth predictions
Ron Wycherley Stand

​Shrewsbury vs Portsmouth: Tickets

The most important news that all fans visiting The Croud Meadow, especially all home fans, need to know is the new ticket collection points. 

Tickets are readily available for purchase in advance via all the usual routes [online, on the phone or from the Ticket Office] but for those that don’t mind the queues and want to buy their tickets on matchday, there are new collection points. Ticket collection for the East and South Stands (Blocks 1-12) will be from the new Ticket Collection Hut just inside the main green gates. 

Ticket collection for the West Stand (Blocks 13-19) will be from the West Stand Ticket Office. 

Portsmouth have sold all of their 1,600 allocated away tickets already. 

​FAQs: Shrewsbury vs Portsmouth

  • What was Shrewsbury’s last result? The Shrews beat Wycombe 1-0 away from home last weekend. 
  • What results did the sides register when they met last season? Both league clashes last season ended in a similar 1-1 draw. 
  •  What was Portsmouth’s last result? Pompey beat Bolton 2-0 at home.

Iskra Zecheva

For over 16 years now, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football and scouting, being among the main fields of her expertise. She has dined with kings, queens and some of the most famous sports figures of the past and the present. Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and knows first-hand the pains of supporting a 'small-scale' football club.

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