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MATCH PREVIEW: YEOVIL v POMPEY

30 December 2016

All you need to know about League Two clash

Pompey will look to end the year on a positive note with victory at Yeovil this evening (7.45pm kick-off).

And with the top three not in action until tomorrow, it provides the perfect opportunity to apply some pressure on those in the automatic promotion places.

The Blues can go to Huish Park full of confidence, having not been beaten on the road in more than three months.

A dramatic triumph at Newport on Boxing Day means they last tasted an away defeat at Blackpool on September 27.

Tonight’s opponents are currently sitting 13th in the League Two standings – a comfortable eight points clear of the drop zone and only five adrift of the play-off spots.

But the Glovers have collected just a solitary point from their past three fixtures, suffering successive defeats against Barnet and Carlisle before playing out a goalless draw with Exeter four days ago.

The sides have already met in Somerset this season, with Michael Smith’s hat-trick not enough to prevent a 4-3 loss in the much-maligned Checkatrade Trophy.

That is the only time Pompey have lost a competitive game at Huish Park, however, and they have won two and drawn one of the other three visits there.


TEAM NEWS
Curtis Main is still sidelined for Pompey, while Gary Roberts will not feature having also been rested for the Newport match.

Ryan Hedges misses out for Yeovil after injuring his ankle on Boxing Day, but Matty Dolan and Darren Ward could both return after six-week spells in the treatment room.


QUOTES
Read what Paul Cook and Danny Rose have to say about the game or subscribe to Pompey PlayerHD for pre-match video content.


HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 2 Wins
Yeovil: 2 Wins
2 Draws

At Huish Park
Pompey: 2 Wins
Yeovil: 1 Win
1 Draw


TICKETS
Pompey have sold their full allocation of tickets and no more will be available at Huish Park tonight.

Supporters collecting tickets at the ground should visit the white booth at the front of the ticket office.


MATCH COVERAGE
Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live commentary from Huish Park from 7pm this evening.

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 highlights to follow on Saturday.

Local listeners can hear commentary on Express FM or BBC Radio Solent, while The News will also have extensive coverage.


BETTING
Pompey are 17/20 favourites with Sky Bet to collect all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 100/30.

Click here to read our full betting preview and sign up to www.skybet.com/pompey for great offers.


ALSO IN LEAGUE TWO
Tonight
Cheltenham v Wycombe
Hartlepool v Morecambe

Tomorrow
Mansfield v Doncaster (12.15pm)
Leyton Orient v Cambridge (1pm)
Crewe v Accrington
Grimsby v Blackpool
Luton v Barnet
Newport v Exeter
Notts County v Carlisle
Plymouth v Crawley
Stevenage v Colchester


LAST MEETING

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