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Match Preview: Pompey v MK Dons

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13 October 2017

Pompey v MK Dons

Pompey go in search of their first ever victory over MK Dons when the sides meet at Fratton Park on Saturday.

The statistic becomes less remarkable, however, when you consider that they have only faced off on two previous occasions.

Both of those 2012/13 contests finished all square, with a 2-2 draw in Buckinghamshire followed by a 1-1 stalemate on the south coast.

If the Blues can break their duck then it will be the first time they have won successive league games this season.

They currently sit one place above their opponents in the table, even if it is only goal difference separating the sides.

MK Dons were beaten 4-1 at home by Bradford last weekend, although that was only a second loss from the past 10 games.

Robbie Neilson’s troops have won three and lost three of their six league matches on the road, with victories at Plymouth (1-0), AFC Wimbledon (2-0) and Bury (2-0).

Now both teams will be looking to claim the spoils and try to close the three-point gap on the play-off places.

Christian Burgess and Milan Lalkovic are both available for selection after recovering from calf and Achilles problems respectively.

Conor Chaplin (hamstring) is not quite ready to feature, while Adam May (ankle), Damien McCrory (knee), Brett Pitman (knee) and Jack Whatmough (knee) are all injured.

Aaron Tshibola serves a one-match ban for the visitors, who will also be without Peter Pawlett (thigh).

Read what Kenny Jackett and Nathan Thompson have to say about the game or register for a free iFollow account to watch the below videos.

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Pompey: 0 Wins
MK Dons: 0 Wins
2 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 0 Wins
MK Dons: 0 Wins
1 Draw

Supporters can buy tickets online here. On the day of the game they will be available from the booths behind the Fratton End.

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We will also have match updates on Twitter and via the match centre.

There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.

Local listeners can hear commentary on Express FM or BBC Radio Solent (not online), while The News will also have extensive coverage.

Pompey are 4/5 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 18/5.

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