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22 November 2016

All you need to know about League Two clash

Pompey are back on the road this evening when they take on fellow promotion hopefuls Luton.

The hosts are currently one place – and two points – higher than the Blues in the League Two standings in fourth spot.

A 1-1 draw at Cheltenham for Paul Cook’s side on Saturday meant that the Hatters’ 2-0 victory at Morecambe saw the sides switch places.

But Pompey know that three points tonight will see them leapfrog back over Luton in the battle to close in on the automatic promotion places.

Grimsby are the only side to have left Kenilworth Road with a maximum haul of points so far this season.

Nathan Jones’ men have won just four times on their own patch, however – fewer than any other side in the top five.

And, unlike the Blues, their focus is currently split three ways, with FA Cup and Checkatrade Trophy ties against Solihull Moors and Swindon respectively to come in December.

Pompey have only ever tasted victory three times on Luton’s turf, but one of those wins came last season, courtesy of a last-gasp goal from Matt Tubbs.

Pompey are without the suspended Conor Chaplin and sidelined Curtis Main (abdominal), but Amine Linganzi is available following a three-match ban.

Luton are missing the long-term injured duo of Nathan Doyle (Achilles) and Danny Green (leg).

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

Pompey: 14 Wins
Luton: 21 Wins
13 Draws

At Kenilworth Road
Pompey: 3 Wins
Luton: 17 Wins
5 Draws

Tickets are available from the Frogmore Road ticket office until 1pm, but will not be on sale at Kenilworth Road tonight.

Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live commentary from Kenilworth Road 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 Wednesday.

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

Pompey are 7/5 favourites with Sky Bet to collect all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 19/10.

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