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Match Preview: Oldham v Pompey

All you need to know about League One clash

16 March 2018

Oldham Athletic v Pompey

Pompey will be pleased to get back on the road as they look to stop their descent down the League One table.

Kenny Jackett’s side have yet to taste victory at Fratton Park in 2018, but have claimed two wins on their travels.

Now they face an Oldham outfit that are sitting just two points above the drop zone, with 11 fixtures remaining.

Richie Wellens’ men are on a decent run of form, however, and unbeaten in five matches – emerging victorious in three of those.

They were two goals down in their most recent outing at Bury last Saturday, only to battle back for a share of the spoils.

That show of character will give fans hope that the Latics will be competing in the third tier for a 22nd successive season next term.

Oldham triumphed 2-1 when the sides met on the south coast in September, with Eoin Doyle bagging a brace to down his former club.

And Sam Sodje was infamously sent off when the Blues were beaten on their last visit to Boundary Park back in 2013.

TEAM NEWS
Skipper and top scorer Brett Pitman is available to face Oldham after recovering from a hamstring injury.

But Gareth Evans (hamstring), Stephen Henderson (thigh), Stuart O’Keefe (groin) and Danny Rose (leg) are all out, while Nathan Thompson will serve the final game of a four-match ban.

Oldham captain Anthony Gerrard is a doubt after picking up a calf injury, with Brian Wilson on standby.

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

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 11 wins
Oldham: 16 wins
9 draws

At Boundary Park
Pompey: 4 wins
Oldham: 10 wins
4 draws

TICKETS
Seats can be bought at Boundary Park on the day of the game. Click here for more details.

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

Overseas subscribers can watch the match live by following the same instructions.

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 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.

BETTING
Oldham have now become the narrow 13/8 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors are available at 17/10.

Visit www.skybet.com/pompey for great offers and promotions. Please gamble responsibly.

ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
Blackpool v Southend
Charlton v Fleetwood
Gillingham v Blackburn
MK Dons v Bury
Northampton v Rotherham
Oxford v Peterborough
Plymouth v Bristol Rovers
Rochdale v AFC Wimbledon
Scunthorpe v Shrewsbury

Monday
Doncaster v Bradford (7.45pm)

LAST MEETING


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