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Match Preview: Pompey v Scunthorpe

All you need to know about League One clash

15 March 2019

Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v Scunthorpe

All you need to know about League One clash

15 March 2019

Pompey have seen a return to form in recent weeks and will be looking to secure another victory against Scunthorpe on Saturday.

Kenny Jackett’s side have won two of their past three games – scoring nine goals in the process – to restore hopes of a promotion push.

But the Blues have also opened up a 13-point gap on seventh position to increase their chances of at least securing a play-off spot.

Their next opponents are currently down in 15th and, such with the bottom half of the table so tightly bunched, not out of relegation danger.

Stuart McCall’s men will want to increase their four-point buffer on the drop zone to secure a sixth successive season in League One.

A run of four fixtures without a win was ended earlier in the week when they fought from behind to beat Southend 4-1 on home soil.

The Iron reached the play-offs in both of the previous two seasons and were beaten on aggregate by Rotherham last term.

Tom Naylor and Gareth Evans found the target when Pompey won 2-1 at Glanford Park earlier in the season, while the most recent Fratton Park meeting ended 1-1.

Ronan Curtis is out after severely damaging his finger earlier in the week, while there is a doubt over James Vaughan (back).

Pompey are also still missing Andy Cannon (quad), Bryn Morris (knee) and Jack Whatmough (knee).

Scunthorpe will be without Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (knee), Jordan Clarke (knee), Ryan Colclough (knee), Matthew Lund (knee), Josh Morris (ankle), Levi Sutton (groin) and Rory Watson (arm).

Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Viv Solomon-Otabor or register for a free iFollow account to watch the below video.

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Pompey: 9 wins
Scunthorpe: 9 wins
9 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 5 wins
Scunthorpe: 3 wins
5 draws

Seats can be secured online here or from the Anson Road ticket office, with tickets cheaper if bought in advance.

Subject to availability, they can also be purchased from the matchday ticket office on Frogmore Road on the day of the game.

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andy 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 – now with on-screen graphics – and commentary will begin from around 10 minutes before kick-off.

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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.

Pompey are the 3/5 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 17/4.

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