All you need to know about League Two clash
With Pompey dropping down to second following Plymouth’s victory on Sunday, it is not quite top against bottom this weekend.
But there are already 17 points separating the Blues from Newport in the League Two table.
The Welsh club have won just once in all competitions so far this season and home fans have yet to see a victory.
There was good news off the pitch at the start of the month, however, when the Supporters’ Trust raised the necessary funds to take over the club.
Terry Butcher was immediately removed as manager, with former Plymouth boss John Sheridan replacing him in the dug-out.
Newport triumphed 1-0 in both of last season’s meetings between the sides and have won four of the most recent five clashes.
Jayden Stockley and Adam McGurk are both sidelined with ankle injuries, with Paul Jones (knee) and Jack Whatmough (knee) also out.
Gareth Evans starts a three-match ban following his red card at Cambridge last week, but Caolan Lavery could make his debut after arriving on loan from Sheffield Wednesday.
Newport have also been busy in the loan market, bringing in Cardiff duo Tommy O’Sullivan and Jazzi Barnum-Bobb.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 11 Wins
Newport: 12 Wins
Pompey: 4 Wins
Newport: 7 Wins
Newport 1 (Byrne)
January 10 2015
Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live online commentary from Rodney Parade from 2pm.
There will be post-match reaction on the website, Pompey PlayerHD and our official YouTube channel, with extended highlights to follow on Sunday.
Local listeners can hear commentary on Express FM or BBC Radio Solent (not online), while The News will also have extensive coverage.
Supporters going to the game can click here for travel information.
Pompey are 3/4 favourites with Sky Bet to claim all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 18/5.
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ALSO IN LEAGUE TWO
AFC Wimbledon v Morecambe (2pm)
Barnet v York
Cambridge v Northampton
Carlisle v Exeter
Crawley v Luton
Dag & Red v Hartlepool
Leyton Orient v Oxford
Mansfield v Bristol Rovers
Notts County v Yeovil
Plymouth v Accrington
Stevenage v Wycombe