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Match Preview: AFC Wimbledon v Pompey

All you need to know about League One clash

12 October 2018

AFC Wimbledon v Pompey

Pompey will want to show their first league defeat of the season was just a blip when they visit AFC Wimbledon at the weekend.

Kenny Jackett’s side remain at the League One summit, despite a 2-0 home reverse to Gillingham last Saturday.

And they will be looking to protect an impressive away record, with just two points dropped on opposition turf so far this term.

Their next opponents sit 20th and are a solitary point above the drop zone after the opening 12 fixtures.

The Dons go into the game having lost four of their last five league matches, including successive defeats to Bradford and Plymouth.

Neal Ardley’s side have won just once on their own patch – a narrow victory over struggling Oxford last month.

They have already beaten the Blues once this season, however, coming out on top when the sides met in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

But Pompey won both of the previous campaign’s league meetings, with Brett Pitman and Conor Chaplin on target in a 2-0 triumph at Kingsmeadow.

TEAM NEWS
Ronan Curtis is currently away on Republic of Ireland international duty with the under-21s, while Pompey are also missing wingers Andre Green (knee) and David Wheeler (ankle).

James Hanson could feature for the hosts after returning from a hamstring injury, but Terrel Thomas (knee) is still sidelined.

Former Blues players Jake Jervis – currently on loan from Luton – and Andy Barcham are both expected to appear.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
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HEAD TO HEAD*
Overall
Pompey: 14 wins
Wimbledon: 13 wins
7 draws

At Wimbledon
Pompey: 5 wins
Wimbledon: 9 wins
3 draws

*Including results against the ‘old’ Wimbledon

TICKETS
Pompey have sold their full allocation of tickets and no more will be made available. Please do not travel if you do not have a ticket.

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. Click here for more details.

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 2pm.

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 Sunday.

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

BETTING
Pompey are the 13/10 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 21/10.

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
Barnsley v Luton (12pm)
Accrington v Bradford
Burton v Bristol Rovers
Coventry v Wycombe
Fleetwood v Shrewsbury
Gillingham v Southend
Oxford v Plymouth
Rochdale v Doncaster
Scunthorpe v Peterborough

LAST AWAY MEETING


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