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Match Preview: Accrington v Pompey

All you need to know about League One clash

26 October 2018

Accrington v Pompey

Pompey are back on the road this weekend, as they visit Accrington following successive Fratton fixtures.

They will be soon be racking up plenty of miles, with a trip to Bradford and the FA Cup clash with Maidenhead following on the next two Saturdays.

First up is a match at the Crown Ground, however, as Kenny Jackett’s side look to continue their excellent away record.

But they can certainly expect a tough test against a team that have adapted quickly to life in the third tier.

John Coleman’s men upset the odds to not just secure automatic promotion last term, but then go on to claim the League Two title.

Stanley currently sit fourth in the standings – eight points behind the Blues – and their only home defeat to date was at the hands of Gillingham on the opening day.

And prior to a loss at Luton in their last outing, the Lancashire outfit had won six out of seven games in all competitions.

Goals from Matt Clarke and Kal Naismith secured a 2-0 Pompey victory when the sides last met in February 2017, although they were beaten 1-0 in their most recent trip to Accrington.

TEAM NEWS
Dion Donohue is expected to be out for a month after suffering a hamstring injury against Burton on Tuesday evening.

Tom Naylor serves a one-match suspension having collected five bookings, with Andre Green (knee) the only other absentee.

Accrington winger Jordan Clark is banned, while the hosts are also missing Seamus Conneely (groin) and Harvey Rodgers (knee).

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

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 6 wins
Accrington: 2 wins
4 draws

At Accrington
Pompey: 2 wins
Accrington: 1 win
3 draws

TICKETS
Secure your ticket online here or pay a visit to the Anson Road ticket office up until 4pm today.

On the day of the game tickets can be bought from the cash booth at the Crown Ground. Click here for more details.

Click here to read travel and ground information on the Accrington website.

MATCH COVERAGE
Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andy Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 2pm on Saturday.

Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch the action – now with on-screen graphics – and commentary will begin 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 Sunday.

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

BETTING
Pompey are the 11/8 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 2/1.

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.

ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
AFC Wimbledon v Luton
Barnsley v Bristol Rovers
Burton v Peterborough
Coventry v Doncaster
Fleetwood v Blackpool
Gillingham v Bradford
Oxford v Shrewsbury
Rochdale v Charlton
Scunthorpe v Plymouth
Sunderland v Southend
Walsall v Wycombe

LAST MEETING


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