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Match Preview: Pompey v Peterborough

All you need to know about League One clash

30 April 2019

Pompey v Peterborough United

Pompey will aim to take the race for automatic promotion to the final day by beating Peterborough this evening.

Kenny Jackett’s side know they have to win their final two matches and hope that either Barnsley or Luton drop points on Saturday.

It is so tight at the top of the League One standings, that the Blues could still finish in any position in the top five.

But tonight’s opponents are certainly not going to roll over, as they also want to keep their hopes of Championship football alive.

Posh need a maximum haul from their last couple of fixtures if they are to have any chance of overhauling Doncaster to claim a play-off spot.

But Darren Ferguson’s troops are without a win from their past three games and were beaten 3-0 at struggling Walsall a few days ago.

Steve Evans was in charge for the first half of the campaign and he was dismissed in January, despite the team sitting sixth at the time.

United certainly have plenty of attacking firepower, with Matt Godden and Ivan Toney both into double figures for league goals and Marcus Maddison topping the division’s assists table.

Both sides were unbeaten when they met at London Road back in September, but goals from Oli Hawkins and Jamal Lowe meant it was Pompey who emerged 2-1 victors.

Meanwhile, a late strike from David Wheeler saw the Blues progress in the quarter-finals of the Checkatrade Trophy in January.

TEAM NEWS
Omar Bogle has returned to training sooner than expected following a knee and ankle problem and could feature, while Jack Whatmough (knee) is still sidelined.

Peterborough have doubts over George Cooper (ankle) and Ryan Tafazolli (knee), with neither expected to be available.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Lee Brown or register for a free iFollow account to watch the below video.

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 11 wins
Peterborough: 7 wins
8 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 7 wins
Peterborough: 5 wins
2 draws

TICKETS
Pompey have sold out of tickets in the home sections of the stadium.

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 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.

BETTING
Pompey are the 8/15 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 17/4.

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.

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