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4 November 2016

All you need to know about first round clash

The magic of the FA Cup descends on Fratton Park this weekend as Pompey host Wycombe in a first round clash.

Although a game against a fellow League Two side means that some of the sparkle is inevitably missing.

But the Blues will still be looking to match last season’s exploits, where they made it to the fourth round before suffering a narrow defeat to Premier League Bournemouth.

They have already beaten the Chairboys this season, with Conor Chaplin’s superb goal helping secure a 4-2 league triumph back in September.

Gareth Ainsworth’s side made it to the third round last term, taking Aston Villa to a replay before eventually bowing out.

They have made an uncertain start to the 2016/17 campaign and currently sit just one point above the relegation zone.

Wycombe have failed to taste victory in any of their past four games, but did draw at high-flying Doncaster last Saturday.

They have won just one of the eight previous competitive meetings between the sides – a Football League Trophy tie at Fratton Park in 2012.

Paul Cook is without the suspended Amine Linganzi and Michael Doyle, but has no injury worries.

Wycombe’s busy treatment room is beginning to clear, although Max Muller (hamstring) and Dayle Southwell (groin) are both still sidelined.

Read what Paul Cook and Enda Stevens have to say about the game or watch pre-match video content on Pompey PlayerHD.

Pompey: 3 Wins
Wycombe: 1 Win
4 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 2 Wins
Wycombe: 1 Win
2 Draws

Tickets can be bought online here or from the Frogmore Road ticket office.

On the day of the game, they will be on sale from the booths behind the Fratton End, which open from 11am.

Supporters buying/collecting on Saturday are advised to arrive early in order to avoid long queues.

Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live commentary from Fratton Park from 2pm on Saturday.

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 Sunday.

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

Pompey are 3/5 favourites with Sky Bet to progress to the second round, while the visitors can be backed at 19/4.

Click here to read our full betting preview and sign-up to for great offers.

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Cheltenham v Crewe
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