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Match Preview: Pompey v Burton

All you need to know about League One clash

23 October 2018

Pompey v Burton
Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v Burton

All you need to know about League One clash

23 October 2018

Pompey welcome Burton to the south coast this evening for the first floodlit Fratton league fixture of the season.

Kenny Jackett’s side saw off Fleetwood at the weekend to extend their lead at the top of the table to six points.

But their opponents should also be in buoyant mood after twice battling from behind to secure victory at struggling Plymouth on Saturday.

First Kyle McFadzean and then Lucas Akins cancelled out Freddie Ladapo efforts, before the former grabbed a late winner – ensuring he doubled his total goal tally for the club.

But that was Albion’s first away League One success of the season, with Nigel Clough’s men securing one draw and suffering four defeats.

It leaves them sitting 14th as they look to recover from being relegated on a dramatic final day of the 2017/18 Championship campaign.

The Brewers have enjoyed more success in the Carabao Cup and reached the fourth round for the first time in their history, earning a home tie against Nottingham Forest at the end of the month.

There have been just four previous meetings between the two clubs and neither have won at Fratton Park.

Darragh Lenihan cancelled out Jed Wallace’s strike in the most recent clash, which took place in League Two in January 2015.

Andre Green (knee) is still missing for Pompey, but David Wheeler is available again following an ankle problem.

The visitors have a number of injury doubts, with fitness concerns over Sam Fraser (glutes), Marvin Sordell (hip), David Templeton (shoulder) and Ben Turner (calf).

Former Fratton loanee Damien McCrory is also unlikely to feature after injuring his calf while warming-up for Saturday’s match at Home Park.

Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Lee Brown or register for a free iFollow account to watch the below videos.

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Pompey: 1 win
Burton: 1 win
2 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 0 wins
Burton: 0 wins
2 draws

Secure your seat online here or pay a visit to the Anson Road ticket office and remember to take advantage of our ‘Kids for a Quid’ offer.

From 5.30pm this evening, they will also be available (subject to availability) from the matchday ticket office in Frogmore Road.

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

Please note that due to RMT industrial action, a reduced train service is running tonight, with services expected to be busier than usual. Passengers are advised to check here before they travel.

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 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.

Pompey are the 4/5 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 18/5.

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

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