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MATCH PREVIEW: POMPEY v MANSFIELD

11 November 2016

All you need to know about League Two clash

A couple of cup exits in the past few days means that Pompey have nothing else to distract them in the quest for promotion.

And the battle for league points continues this weekend when Mansfield are the latest visitors to Fratton Park.

The omens of either side collecting a maximum haul does not look to encouraging when you view the stats, however.

There have only been nine previous meetings between the Blues and the Stags – and six of them have finished as stalemates.

That includes both of last season’s clashes, with a goalless affair on the south coast followed by a 1-1 draw at Field Mill.

The most recent of Pompey’s two victories in this fixture came during the previous campaign, when goals from Matt Tubbs and Jed Wallace secured Gary Waddock’s only win as caretaker boss.

Mansfield are currently sitting 13th in the League Two standings – four points clear of the bottom two and just three adrift of the play-off spots.

Their only defeat on the road this term came at table-topping Plymouth, while they have beaten both Newport and Leyton Orient on their league travels.


TEAM NEWS
Paul Cook has no injury concerns, but Amine Linganzi serves the second game of his three-match suspension.

Mansfield will be without defender George Taft, who is struggling with a hamstring problem.


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


HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 2 Wins
Mansfield: 1 Win
6 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 0 Wins
Mansfield: 0 Wins
4 Draws


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

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


MATCH COVERGE
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 or BBC Radio Solent, while The News will also have extensive coverage.


BETTING
Pompey are 4/7 favourites with Sky Bet to collect all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 5/1.

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


ALSO IN LEAGUE TWO
Newport v Carlisle (1pm)
Blackpool v Notts County
Colchester v Leyton Orient
Crawley v Cambridge
Crewe v Plymouth
Exeter v Doncaster
Grimsby v Barnet
Hartlepool v Cheltenham
Luton v Accrington
Stevenage v Yeovil
Wycombe v Morecambe


LAST MEETING

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