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MATCH PREVIEW: POMPEY v LEYTON ORIENT

13 January 2017

All you need to know about League Two clash

Pompey will look to record successive home league wins when they host Leyton Orient on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Victory would also secure a league double over the Londoners, after Christian Burgess’ header proved enough to claim all three points at Brisbane Road back in October.

The visitors currently find themselves down in 21st spot in the League Two standings and are just four points clear of the drop zone.

They are currently on a three-match winless run and were beaten 3-1 at home by Barnet last weekend.

Manager Andy Edwards has tasted success in two of his seven games in charge since replacing Alberto Cavasin – who had only seven weeks at the helm – in the dug-out.

Incredibly, he is the ninth man to lead Leyton Orient since Francesco Becchetti bought the club in the summer of 2014.

Despite their defeat earlier in the season, the ‘Os’ have got a good record against Pompey, winning the previous six meetings.

That impressive run includes an infamous 4-1 FA Cup defeat for the Blues at Fratton Park in January 2002.


TEAM NEWS
Curtis Main is out for Pompey, but Paul Cook otherwise has a full-strength squad to select from.

Sam Dalby (ankle), Liam Kelly (hamstring) and Robbie Weir (knee) are sidelined for the visitors, but Sandro Semedo has recovered from a toe injury.


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


HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 16 Wins
Leyton Orient: 13 Wins
13 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 9 Wins
Leyton Orient: 5 Wins
7 Draws


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

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


MATCH COVERAGE
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.


BETTING
Pompey are 2/5 favourites with Sky Bet to collect all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 7/1.

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


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


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