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MATCH PREVIEW: AFC WIMBLEDON v POMPEY

26 April 2016

All you need to know about League Two clash

Pompey are looking to mathematically secure a top seven finish at AFC Wimbledon tonight.

A point will be enough to book a play-off place, but all three are required to keep alive any slim hopes of automatic promotion.

But the hosts are also in need of a victory to confirm their spot in the end-of-season lottery.

Cambridge are the only side who can catch them, sitting five points behind the Dons with just two games left to play.

The likelihood is that both the Blues and AFC Wimbledon will be competing in the play-offs and now it is just a case of waiting to see who they face.

Tonight’s match is the only game in League Two after heavy rain saw the initial meeting postponed on Easter Monday.

Neal Ardley’s side go into the contest on the back of five successive victories, with Lyle Taylor’s strike enough to see off Leyton Orient at the weekend.

The teams played out a dour goalless draw when they clashed at Fratton Park earlier in the campaign.

And Pompey will be hoping to avoid another miserable visit to Kingsmeadow, having lost on each of their previous two visits there.


TEAM NEWS
Kyle Bennett (ankle), Ryan Fulton (thigh), Adam Webster (ankle) and Conor Wilkinson (groin) are all sidelined for the visitors.

Pompey also have a number of other injury concerns, although boss Paul Cook refused to divulge any names.

AFC Wimbledon could name former Blues players Andy Barcham and Paul Robinson in their line-up, while Jake Reeves has recovered from a hamstring problem.


QUOTES
Read what Paul Cook has to say about the game or subscribe to Pompey PlayerHD for extended interviews with the manager and Gary Roberts.


HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 11 Wins
Wimbledon: 12 Wins
7 Draws

At Wimbledon
Pompey: 3 Wins
Wimbledon: 9 Wins
3 Draws

Last Meeting
Pompey 0
AFC Wimbledon 0
League Two
November 16 2015


MATCH COVERAGE
Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live online commentary from the Cherry Red Records Stadium from 7pm tonight. 

We’ll also have match updates on Twitter and the Pompey Wall

There will be post-match reaction on the website, Pompey PlayerHD and our official YouTube channel, with extended highlights to follow at midday on Wednesday. 

Local listeners can hear commentary on Express FM or BBC Radio Solent (not online), while The News will also have extensive coverage.


TICKETS
Tickets have sold out and there are no more available for Pompey fans.


BETTING
AFC Wimbledon are 7/5 favourites with Sky Bet to claim all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 19/10.

Click here to read our betting preview and remember to register at www.skybet.com/pompey to earn money for the club whenever you have a flutter.


LAST MEETING

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