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Match Preview: Pompey v Fleetwood

All you need to know about League One clash

19 October 2018

Pompey v Fleetwood

Pompey will look to get their home form back on track when they face Fleetwood at Fratton Park this weekend.

Kenny Jackett’s side have been in imperious form on the road, but collected just two points from the last three games on home soil.

But they are coming up against a Cod Army outfit that have suffered a solitary defeat on their league travels this term.

Their total of two away goals conceded is – along with Blackpool – the lowest in the third tier, while there have been a healthy tally of 12 going in at the other end.

Joey Barton’s troops have enjoyed some impressive results, with 5-0 and 4-0 routs of Scunthorpe and Doncaster respectively.

And they go into Saturday’s contest on the back of successive league wins, although there was a Checkatrade Trophy loss sandwiched between them.

There have been just four previous meetings between Pompey and Fleetwood, with both sides securing two triumphs each.

But the Blues came out on top in the last Fratton clash in September 17, with braces for Brett Pitman and Jamal Lowe sealing a comfortable 4-1 success.

TEAM NEWS
Andre Green (knee) and David Wheeler (ankle) are still missing for Pompey, with Danny Rose (face) also like to miss out.

The hosts can call upon the services of Ronan Curtis again, however, with the forward returning from Republic of Ireland international duty.

Fleetwood have doubts over top scorer Ched Evans (shoulder), James Husband (hamstring) and Conor McAleny (hamstring), with James Wallace (hamstring) also injured.

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

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 2 wins
Fleetwood: 2 wins
0 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 1 win
Fleetwood: 1 win
0 draws

TICKETS
Secure your seat online here or a pay a visit to the Anson Road ticket office.

Subject to availability, they will be available from both ticket offices (Anson Road and Frogmore Road) from 9am on Saturday.

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 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 www.skybet.com/pompey to earn money for the club when you place a bet. Please gamble responsibly.

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

LAST FRATTON MEETING


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