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MATCH PREVIEW: POMPEY v STEVENAGE

25 November 2016

All you need to know about League Two clash

Pompey will look to continue their fine league form when they host Stevenage on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Paul Cook’s side have taken 10 points from the last 12 available and thrashed Mansfield 4-0 in their last Fratton fixture.

Boro are currently down in 16th spot, although they are only five points adrift of the final play-off position.

The Hertfordshire outfit also have two games in hand over most other sides in League Two, with rescheduled fixtures against Doncaster and Newport to come in December.

Darren Sarll’s men were 1-0 victors at Accrington last Saturday and have dropped just two points from their last three fourth tier matches.

Like Pompey, they now have just the league to focus on after failing to qualify from their Checkatrade Trophy group and losing at Port Vale in the FA Cup.

Last season’s corresponding game finished 1-1 with a late leveller from Brett Williams cancelling out Conor Chaplin’s opener.

But it was the Blues who came out on top in the reverse fixture, courtesy of goals from Marc McNulty and Kal Naismith.


TEAM NEWS
Curtis Main (abdominal) is still doubtful, but Conor Chaplin is available again following a one-match ban.

Jobi McAnuff could feature for the visitors after recovering from injury, while Luke Wilkinson is set to feature against his former club.


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


HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 3 Wins
Stevenage: 3 Wins
2 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 1 Win
Stevenage: 0 Wins
2 Draws


MATCH COVERAGE
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 8/15 favourites with Sky Bet to claim 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
Accrington v Yeovil
Barnet v Notts County
Blackpool v Newport
Cambridge v Cheltenham
Carlisle v Mansfield
Colchester v Crewe
Crawley v Grimsby
Doncaster v Leyton Orient
Exeter v Luton
Morecambe v Plymouth
Wycombe v Hartlepool


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