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Match Preview: Pompey v AFC Wimbledon

All you need to know about Carabao Cup clash

14 August 2018

Pompey v AFC Wimbledon
Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v AFC Wimbledon

All you need to know about Carabao Cup clash

14 August 2018

Pompey have made a perfect start to the League One campaign, with maximum points taken from games against Luton and Blackpool.

But tonight the attention shifts to trying to progress into the second round of the Carabao Cup for the first time in three years.

The Blues lost to Championship opposition at this stage last season, but took Cardiff – who would go on to secure promotion – to extra-time in Wales.

They took the lead through a Sean Morrison own-goal, only for strikes from former Pompey players Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Greg Halford to turn the tie on its head.

It was a similar story for this evening’s visitors, who also lost to second tier opponents after extra-time, going down 3-1 at home to Brentford.

Neither side has ever lifted the League Cup, although Pompey have reached the quarter-finals on five occasions, most recently in 2010.

AFC Wimbledon have made an encouraging start to the current campaign, following up an opening day win at Fleetwood by drawing with Coventry last Saturday.

Pompey won both of last season’s league meetings, with their 2-0 win at Kingsmeadow preceding a 2-1 Boxing Day triumph at Fratton Park.

Pompey will be without Dion Donohue (groin) and Nathan Thompson (knee), but Conor Chaplin has recovered from a hip problem.

Former Blues winger Andy Barcham is a doubt with a toe injury, but the visitors have no other fitness concerns.

Read the thoughts of Joe Gallen and Brandon Haunstrup or watch the videos below.

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Pompey: 14 wins
Wimbledon: 12 wins
7 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 9 wins
Wimbledon: 3 wins
4 draws

*Against Wimbledon and AFC Wimbledon

Seats can still be secured online here or from the Anson Road ticket office. From 5.30pm this evening, they will also be available from the matchday ticket office in Frogmore Road.

Supporters collecting tickets from 5.30pm this evening should visit main reception.

Parking in the North Stand car park is priced just £5 for tonight’s game, with spaces allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The Victory Lounge behind the Fratton End is open to supporters from 5.30pm.

Domestic and overseas iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andy Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 7pm this evening.

Please note that for Carabao Cup matches, overseas subscribers will not be able to watch the game live.

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 have updates throughout the game on Twitter and the match centre. You can also see behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram story and Snapchat account.

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

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.

Pompey are the 10/11 favourites with Sky Bet to win the tie, while the visitors can be backed at 29/10.

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(7.45pm kick-off unless stated)

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