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Match Preview: Pompey v Charlton

All you need to know about League One clash

11 December 2018

Pompey v Charlton

Pompey will aim to set a new club record when they host Charlton under the Fratton floodlights this evening.

Kenny Jackett’s side are looking to secure an impressive ninth successive competitive victory in all competitions.

This latest fixture was due to be played last month, only to be postponed when the visitors received three international call-ups.

It is the only game taking place in League One tonight, so gives the Blues a chance to stretch their lead at the top of the table to nine points.

And the home side know that simply avoiding defeat will ensure they are sitting at the summit at Christmas.

Their opponents also have promotion ambitions, having lost to Shrewsbury in the play-offs at the end of last season.

But a four-match winning run in the league was ended by Saturday’s defeat at Blackpool, which saw Charlton drop out of the top six.

A point tonight would see them return there, however, ahead of back-to-back home matches against AFC Wimbledon and Gillingham.

Pompey were beaten 1-0 when the sides met at Fratton Park last term, although did win by that scoreline at The Valley in both the league and Checkatrade Trophy.

TEAM NEWS
David Wheeler (hamstring) is sidelined and although Dion Donohue has returned to full training, he will feature for the reserve team at Bournemouth this afternoon.

The visitors will be without Josh Cullen (shoulder), Darren Pratley (knee) and Jamie Ward (groin), while Naby Sarry is expected to replace teenager Toby Stevenson at left-back.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Ronan Curtis or register for a free iFollow account to watch the below video.

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 46 wins
Charlton: 34 wins
27 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 28 wins
Charlton: 15 wins
11 draws

TICKET NEWS
Fans can secure their seat online here or by visiting the Anson Road ticket office.

Supporters buying tickets this evening can visit the ticket offices in Anson Road or Frogmore Road.

Ticket collections can be made from main reception from 5.30pm, while turnstiles will open at 6.15pm.

The Victory Bar behind the Fratton End will be open for supporters from 5.30pm.

MATCH COVERAGE
Supporters in the UK and Ireland can watch the action live, with commentary and graphics. It is priced £10 for a match pass.

Domestic subscribers will, as usual, be able to listen to listen to live commentary from Andy Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 7pm.

Please note that subscribers will still need to purchase a match pass in order to watch the game live.

Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch the action, with commentary starting from around 10 minutes before kick-off.

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 either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.

BETTING
Pompey are the 8/11 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 19/5.

Click here to read our full betting guide and visit www.skybet.com/pompey to earn money for the club when you place a bet. Please gamble responsibly.

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