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7 April 2017

All you need to know about League Two clash

The weather forecast suggests it will be a sunny afternoon at Fratton Park when Yeovil visit Pompey on Saturday.

It is a far cry from when the sides met at Huish Park for a goalless stalemate in their final fixture of 2016.

Dense fog enveloped the Somerset venue that evening and it was a surprise that the game went ahead, with the conditions making it impossible to see one from end of the ground to the other.

Pompey fans will also be hoping to see a bright performance on the pitch and their team move another step closer to automatic promotion.

Paul Cook’s men have a six-point lead over Stevenage – who head the chasing pack – with just six games remaining.

Their next opponents look to safe from the drop in 19th position, even if that is not yet a mathematical certainty.

Yeovil have won just twice in the league since the turn of the year and have drawn 10 of their 17 fixtures in 2017.

They have only visited Fratton Park on two previous occasions, taking four points from those matches.

Eoin Doyle (groin) and Noel Hunt (shoulder) are both missing for Pompey, while Carl Baker (hamstring) is a doubt.

Yeovil are without the suspended Ben Whitfield, but Otis Khan could feature after recovering from an ankle problem.

Read what Paul Cook and Michael Doyle have to say about Saturday’s game or subscribe to Pompey PlayerHD for full pre-match video content.

Pompey: 2 Wins
Yeovil: 2 Wins
3 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 0 Wins
Yeovil: 1 Win
1 Draw

Seats can be secured online here or from the Frogmore Road ticket office.

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

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

We will 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.

Pompey are 4/9 favourites with Sky Bet to collect all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 13/2.

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

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