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MATCH PREVIEW: CHELTENHAM v POMPEY

18 November 2016

All you need to know about League Two clash

Pompey have collected seven points from the last nine available on the road.

And Paul Cook’s side will aim to build on that impressive record when they make the trip to Cheltenham on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Their hosts are currently down in 21st position, having won just three of their 16 league fixtures this season.

Gary Johnson led the Gloucestershire outfit to National League promotion last term, but they are now only one point adrift of the drop zone.

They are not the easiest side to beat, however, with last Saturday’s defeat at Hartlepool their first in any competition for almost two months.

And the Robins should be in confident mood following a 4-1 thrashing of Crewe in Tuesday night’s FA Cup replay.

History suggests that this weekend’s clash will be a draw, with all four of the side’s previous competitive meetings finishing all square.

Nigel Atangana’s stunning strike helped secure a 1-1 stalemate when the Blues last visited Whaddon Road in December 2014.


TEAM NEWS
Amine Linganzi serves the final match of a three-game ban, while Curtis Main (abdominal) is out injured.

Kyle Storer is suspended for Cheltenham, who are also without midfielder Asa Hall (Achilles).


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


HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 0 Wins
Cheltenham: 0 Wins
4 Draws

At Whaddon Road
Pompey: 0 Wins
Cheltenham: 0 Wins
2 Draws


TICKETS
Pompey have sold their full allocation of tickets and no more will be available to buy at Whaddon Road.


MATCH COVERAGE
Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live commentary from Whaddon Road 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 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
Accrington v Stevenage
Barnet v Crewe
Cambridge v Wycombe
Carlisle v Exeter
Doncaster v Hartlepool
Leyton Orient v Blackpool
Mansfield v Crawley
Morecambe v Luton
Notts County v Newport
Plymouth v Grimsby
Yeovil v Colchester


LAST MEETING

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