All you need to know about League Two clash
Pompey will be looking for their first victory in five league games at Carlisle this weekend.
Paul Cook’s side make their longest trip of the season after taking three points from the past four games.
That run did include an FA Cup triumph over Macclesfield, while the Cumbrians also progressed with an impressive win at League Two leaders Plymouth.
United – who are managed by Keith Curle – currently sit 10th in the table, with only goal difference keeping them outside of the play-off places.
Striker Jabo Ibehre started the season in scintillating fashion, netting nine goals in his first seven appearances after arriving from Colchester over the summer.
Pompey took four points off Carlisle last season, winning 3-0 at Fratton Park before being denied victory in the return fixture by a last-gasp equaliser.
Paul Jones (knee), Gary Roberts (ankle), Jayden Stockley (ankle), Matt Tubbs (ankle) and Jack Whatmough (knee) are all still sidelined.
Luke Joyce could return for the hosts after serving a three-match suspension.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 15 Wins
Carlisle: 13 Wins
Pompey: 3 Wins
Carlisle: 10 Wins
Carlisle 2 (Dempsey, Wyke)
Pompey 2 (Wallace, Tubbs)
April 3 2015
Read what Paul Cook
has had to say about Saturday’s match or subscribe to Pompey PlayerHD for extended interviews with the manager and Kyle Bennett.
Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live online commentary from Brunton Park from 2pm on Saturday.
There will be post-match reaction on the website, Pompey PlayerHD and our official YouTube channel
, with extended highlights to follow on Sunday.
Tickets can be bought at Brunton Park on the day of the game, but prices increase by £3.
Pompey are 21/20
favourites with Sky Bet to claim all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 5/2
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Leyton Orient v York
Mansfield v Hartlepool
Newport v Yeovil
Notts County v Northampton
Plymouth v Exeter
Stevenage v Luton