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Match Preview: Accrington v Pompey

Everything you need to know about League One clash

13 December 2019

Accrington v Pompey

Pompey are on the road for the final time before Christmas, with Accrington the destination for their latest League One fixture.

Kenny Jackett’s men are looking to extend a 10-match unbeaten run, while also returning to winning ways following last Saturday’s stalemate with Peterborough.

Their next opponents are down in 18th position, although do sit five points above the relegation places.

Stanley have enjoyed more success on their own patch this term – three of their four league victories have come at the Crown Ground.

And the most recent of them was certainly achieved in some style, with 10-man Bolton thrashed 7-1 three weeks ago.

John Coleman’s men also beat the same opposition on home soil a few days ago, this time to progress in the Leasing.com Trophy.

A big success story for the Reds has been the form of Colby Bishop, who gave up a teaching career to sign for the club over the summer and has already scored 10 goals.

Both of last season’s meetings finished all square at 1-1, with Oli Hawkins on target at the Crown Ground after Craig MacGillivray had saved a penalty.

Fixture News

Kenny's Injury Update: Accrington (A)

12 December 2019

TEAM NEWS
Brandon Haunstrup requires an operation on his meniscus after limping off in the last game and is set to be out for six-eight weeks.

Pompey will also be without Christian Burgess, who has collected five bookings and serves a one-match ban.

Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett are both available after shaking off slight knocks, but Bryn Morris (groin) is injured and Jack Whatmough not ready for selection.

Accrington are close to having a full-strength squad to choose from, with Sean McConville (shoulder) the only doubt.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
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HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 6 wins
Accrington: 2 wins
6 draws

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

TICKETS
Pompey fans can secure seats online here or by visiting the Anson Road ticket office until 4pm today.

Tickets can also be bought at Accrington on the day of the game. Click here for full details.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Martin Coy
Assistants: Paul Newhouse and Chris Isherwood
Fourth Official: David Benton

MATCH COVERAGE
Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andrew 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 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.

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 11/10 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 11/5.

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
All games kick-off at 3pm

AFC Wimbledon v Doncaster
Fleetwood v Gillingham
Ipswich v Bristol Rovers
Lincoln v Tranmere
MK Dons v Oxford
Peterborough v Bolton
Shrewsbury v Coventry
Southend v Roterham
Sunderland v Blackpool
Wycombe v Burton

LAST MEETING


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