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MATCH PREVIEW: WYCOMBE v POMPEY

3 February 2017

All you need to know about League Two clash

The battle for promotion intensifies when Pompey visit Wycombe this weekend.

Just two points separate the sides in the League Two standings, with the Blues currently one place higher in sixth spot.

The Chairboys had the chance to leapfrog Paul Cook’s side earlier in the week, but were beaten 4-2 at in-form Exeter.

That result perhaps should have not come as a surprise, however, coming just three days after Wycombe’s epic FA Cup fourth round clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

They led the Premier League giants 2-0 and were 3-2 ahead going into the closing stages, only to end up losing.

But that did not bring cup hopes to an end for Gareth Ainsworth’s troops – they travel to Coventry in the semi-finals of the EFL Trophy on Tuesday evening.

Pompey have already faced Wycombe twice at Fratton Park this season, with Christian Burgess, Gary Roberts, Conor Chaplin and Carl Baker all netting in a 4-2 league victory.

It was the visitors who then came out on top in the first round of the FA Cup, but the Blues have not been beaten in any of their previous three visits to Adams Park.


TEAM NEWS
Curtis Main (knee) is the only absentee for Pompey, while Eoin Doyle, Nicke Kabamba and Aaron Simpson will all be hoping to make their debuts.

Wycombe are expected to shuffle the pack following their midweek defeat at Exeter, but long-serving midfielder Matt Bloomfield is out injured.


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


HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 3 Wins
Wycombe: 2 Wins
4 Draws

At Adams Park
Pompey: 1 Win
Wycombe: 0 Wins
2 Draws


TICKETS
Pompey have sold their full allocation of seats and no more will be available to buy at Adams Park.

Fans should not travel without a ticket and any Blues supporters found in home sections of the ground will be ejected.


MATCH COVERAGE
Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live commentary from Adams 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.


BETTING
Pompey are 6/5 favourites with Sky Bet to claim all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 5/2.

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 Notts County
Barnet v Mansfield
Blackpool v Colchester
Cambridge v Plymouth
Cheltenham v Newport
Crawley v Stevenage
Doncaster v Morecambe
Exeter v Crewe
Grimsby v Luton
Hartlepool v Yeovil
Leyton Orient v Carlisle


LAST LEAGUE MEETING

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