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Match Preview: Pompey v Wycombe

Everything you need to know about Boxing Day clash

24 December 2019

Pompey v Wycombe
Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v Wycombe

Everything you need to know about Boxing Day clash

24 December 2019

The Fratton faithful will be hoping to unwrap a belated Christmas present of three points on Boxing Day.

But Pompey will have to see off the League One leaders to ensure the festive feeling does not fall flat.

Wycombe are the surprise pacesetters – at least according to the bookies – and currently hold a seven-point advantage over nearest challengers Peterborough.

It means that whatever happens over the next few days, they will definitely be in top spot at the start of 2020.

Gareth Ainsworth’s men have the meanest defence in the division, with just 15 goals conceded in 21 games.

Their best form has come at Adams Park, however, and – like the Blues – they are unbeaten on home soil.

But the Chairboys have only won three games on their travels and were beaten 1-0 at Oxford on Saturday.

Both sides were reduced to 10 men when Wanderers narrowly won a poor quality contest back in September, while last season’s Fratton meeting ended 2-2.

Fixture News

Kenny's Injury Update: Wycombe (H)

23 December 2019

Ross McCrorie will miss Pompey’s Christmas fixtures after limping off with a hamstring injury on Saturday.

Lee Brown (Achilles) and Brandon Haunstrup (meniscus) will also be out for the rest of 2019 after undergoing operations.

Bryn Morris (groin) is still in the treatment room, while Jack Whatmough is not yet ready for selection following his knee problem.

Wycombe striker Adebayo Akinfenwa serves a one-match ban after getting sent off at the weekend, but former Blues loanee David Wheeler could feature.

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

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Pompey: 4 wins
Wycombe: 4 wins
5 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 2 wins
Wycombe: 2 wins
3 draws

Fratton Park is full to capacity for Thursday’s game, but fans can check the eticketing site to see if any seats become available via the ticket exchange.

Referee: John Busby
Assistants: Simon Shaw and Gregory Read
Fourth Official: Adrian Quelch

Club News

Watch Pompey three times over the festive period with iFollow

24 December 2019

Supporters in the UK and Ireland can watch the action live, with multiple cameras, commentary, replays and graphics. It is priced £10 for a match pass.

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 domestic subscribers will still need to purchase a match pass in order to watch the game live.

Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can also 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.

There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Friday.

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 16/5.

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