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Match Preview: Pompey v Oldham

All you need to know about League One clash

29 September 2017

Pompey v Oldham Athletic
Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v Oldham

All you need to know about League One clash

29 September 2017

Pompey continue their search for successive victories when they host Oldham on Saturday.

A 3-0 victory over Bristol Rovers earlier this week helped Kenny Jackett’s side climb up to 11th position in the League One standings.

Their opponents also moved upwards, albeit from bottom to 23rd following a surprise defeat of high-flying Peterborough.

It was the Latics’ first home win of the season and came despite defender Brian Wilson’s dismissal early in the second half.

That result ensured Richie Wellens got off to a great start as interim manager following the departure of John Sheridan at the start of the week.

Former Dutch international Clarence Seedorf – the only man to lift the Champions League trophy with three different clubs – has since emerged as a candidate for the position.

Pompey lost both games 1-0 when the sides were last in the same division back in the 2012/13 campaign.

At least one player has been sent off in each of the four previous meetings, including a controversial dismissal for Sam Sodje four years ago.

Saturday’s game is likely to come too soon for both Conor Chaplin (hamstring) and Damien McCrory (knee), while Milan Lalkovic (Achilles) and Jack Whatmough (knee) are both still sidelined.

Brian Wilson starts a three-match ban for the visitors, while former Fratton loanee Eoin Doyle is out injured.

Read what Joe Gallen and Christian Burgess have to say about the game or register for a free iFollow account to watch the below videos.

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Pompey: 11 Wins
Oldham: 15 Wins
9 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 7 Wins
Oldham: 5 Wins
5 Draws

Supporters can secure their seat online here or by visiting the Frogmore Road ticket office.

Tickets can be bought from the booths behind the Fratton End on the day of the game, with the ticket office open for enquiries and upgrades only.

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Saturday’s game by signing into their account and visiting the match centre.

Overseas subscribers can watch the match live by following the same instructions. They can select commentary by clicking on the settings icon at the bottom of the screen and choosing ‘home’.

Click here for more information about using iFollow on a matchday and click here for information on downloading the app, so you can access content on your mobile device.

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 8/15 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 5/1.

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