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Match Preview: Pompey v QPR

All you need to know about Emirates FA Cup clash

25 January 2019

Pompey v QPR

Pompey will aim to continue their run in the Emirates FA Cup when they host QPR on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

It is the second round in succession that the Blues take on Championship opposition, following their dramatic victory at high-flying Norwich earlier this month.

The fourth round sees them on home soil, however, and facing a side currently sitting 14th in the second tier table.

Rangers have lost both league matches since beating Leeds 2-1 at Loftus Road to reach this stage of the competition.

Steve McClaren’s side suffered a heavy 4-1 home defeat to Preston last Saturday, with former Pompey loanee Jayden Stockley among the scorers for the visitors.

But they are still just seven points adrift of the play-off places, as they seek to improve on last term's 16th-place finish.

Pompey and QPR have – perhaps surprisingly – never previously met in the FA Cup and you have to go back to the 2010/11 campaign to find their most recent contests.

They played out a 1-1 draw at Fratton Park, with Liam Lawrence netting a penalty and getting dismissed in a game that saw both teams end with 10 men.

TEAM NEWS
Pompey will be without the suspended Jamal Lowe, while Andy Cannon, Matt Casey and Dan Smith are all cup-tied having featured for other clubs earlier in the competition.

Oli Hawkins (calf), Luke McGee (wrist) and Nathan Thompson (hamstring) are still injured and there is a doubt over Louis Dennis (knee).

QPR are missing Geoff Cameron (ankle), Tomer Hemed (hernia) and Angel Rangel (thigh), with Australian midfielder Massimo Luongo currently away at the Asia Cup.

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

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 10 wins
QPR: 14 wins
12 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 7 wins
QPR: 5 wins
6 draws

TICKETS
There are a limited number of single seats still available for the tie, which can be bought online here or by visiting the Anson Road ticket office.

PARKING
The tie has been selected for featured highlights, meaning there will be a number of broadcast vehicles at the game.

This means there will be fewer than 100 car parking spaces available for fans behind the North Stand. They are priced £10 each and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

MATCH COVERAGE
Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Ian Wilding and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 2pm on Saturday.

Overseas subscribers should note that there is no live iFollow video coverage of FA Cup games, although audio commentary will be available.

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 7/5 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 19/10.

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 EMIRATES FA CUP
Kick-off 3pm unless stated

Tonight
Bristol City v Bolton (7.45pm)
Arsenal v Manchester United (7.55pm)

Saturday
Accrington v Derby (12.30pm)
Brighton v West Brom
Doncaster v Oldham
Manchester City v Burnley
Middlesbrough v Newport
Newcastle v Watford
Shrewsbury v Wolves
Swansea v Gillingham
Millwall v Everton (5.30pm)
AFC Wimbledon v West Ham (7.45pm)

Sunday
Crystal Palace v Tottenham (4pm)
Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday (6pm)

Monday
Barnet v Brentford (7.45pm)

CLASSIC CONTEST


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