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Match Preview: Charlton v Pompey

All you need to know about League One clash

8 March 2019

Charlton v Pompey

For the third away match in succession, Pompey will be appearing in front of the Sky Sports cameras this weekend.

The previous two have provided mixed emotions, with the Blues letting a three-goal lead slip to draw with Southend, before a 3-0 victory at Bury secured a spot at Wembley.

It is Charlton who host the latest televised encounter, which sees a clash between the sides sitting fifth and fourth in League One.

Kenny Jackett’s troops currently hold a five-point advantage over the Londoners, with both clubs having 11 games remaining.

That is the same difference that currently separates Pompey from the second automatic promotion spot.

The Addicks are playing their third campaign at this level following relegation in 2016 and were beaten by Shrewsbury in the play-offs last term.

Charlton were 2-1 victors when the sides met at Fratton Park in December, with Andre Green grabbing a late consolation before Ben Thompson was sent off – a decision that was successfully appealed.

But the Blues have won 1-0 on each of their past three visits to The Valley, including last season’s league clash which was settled by a Josh Magennis own-goal.

TEAM NEWS
Matt Clarke, Ronan Curtis, Oli Hawkins and Nathan Thompson are all available, despite limping off the field last Saturday.

Omar Bogle (hamstring) is a doubt, while Andy Cannon (quad), Bryn Morris (knee) and Jack Whatmough (knee) are definitely out.

Former Pompey defender Jason Pearce is missing for the hosts with an ankle problem and Charlton boss Lee Bowyer is currently serving a touchline ban.

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

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 45 wins
Charlton: 35 wins
27 draws

At Charlton
Pompey: 18 wins
Charlton: 19 wins
16 draws

TICKETS
Pompey have sold their full allocation of more than 3,000 tickets and no more will be available.

MATCH COVERAGE
iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andy Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 5pm on Saturday.

The game has been selected for live television coverage, so there will be no live video on iFollow for overseas subscribers.

Viewers in the UK can watch the game live on Sky Sports Football, while overseas supporters should check their local listings.

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
Charlton are the 7/5 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the Blues can be backed at 9/5.

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
Kick-off 3pm unless stated

Tonight
Coventry v Burton (7.45pm)

Saturday
AFC Wimbledon v Doncaster
Barnsley v Accrington
Blackpool v Southend
Bradford v Peterborough
Gillingham v Oxford
Plymouth v Luton
Rochdale v Shrewsbury
Scunthorpe v Bristol Rovers
Walsall v Fleetwood
Wycombe v Sunderland

LAST MEETING AT THE VALLEY


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