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Match Preview: Pompey v Burton

Everything you need to know about League One clash

17 September 2019

Pompey v Burton

League One action finally returns to Fratton Park this evening, as Burton head to the south coast (7.45pm kick-off).

It has been four weeks since the ground last played host to a non-Leasing.com Trophy fixture and more than a fortnight since the Blues were in action at Blackpool.

Kenny Jackett’s side have been left with as many as three games in hand over other sides in the division.

And they will be keen to start adding to the five points that have been accrued from their five fixtures to date.

Tonight’s opponents are currently sitting in 11th position and drew 0-0 with table-topping Coventry at the weekend.

The Brewers are currently on a six-match unbeaten run in all competitions and have yet to be beaten on the road.

Like Pompey, Nigel Clough’s men also have a Carabao Cup third round tie against Premier League opposition to look forward to.

Victories over Port Vale and Morecambe have set up next Tuesday’s clash with Bournemouth at the Pirelli Stadium, with last season’s run to the semi-finals still fresh in the memory.

It finished 2-2 when the sides met at Fratton Park 11 months ago, while a stoppage-time strike from Matt Clarke secured a dramatic 2-1 win for the Blues at Burton.

TEAM NEWS

Fixture News

Kenny's Injury Update: Burton (H)

16 September 2019

Pompey are without Lee Brown (Achilles), Marcus Harness (thigh), Bryn Morris (groin) and Jack Whatmough (knee).

But Gareth Evans is available again after missing Saturday’s game against Norwich U21s with a dead leg.

The visitors have doubts over Liam Boyce (hamstring) and Scott Fraser (dead leg) – who were both withdrawn on Saturday – and Jake Buxton (ribs).

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
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HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 2 wins
Burton: 1 win
3 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 0 wins
Burton: 0 wins
3 draws

TICKETS
Pompey fans can secure their seat online here or from the Anson Road ticket office.

From 5.30pm this evening, they can also be bought from the ticket office in Frogmore Road.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Craig Hicks
Assistants: Paul Yates and Justin Amey
Fourth Official: Daniel Leach

MATCH COVERAGE
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. Click here for more details.

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 7pm.

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 Wednesday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.

BETTING
Pompey are the 10/11 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 11/4.

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.

Please note that in-stadium betting is no longer available at Fratton Park.

ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
Games kicks-off at 7.45pm unless stated

Bristol Rovers v Gillingham
Coventry v AFC Wimbledon
Doncaster v Blackpool
MK Dons v Ipswich
Rochdale v Lincoln
Shrewsbury v Southend
Sunderland v Rotherham
Tranmere v Peterborough
Wycombe v Accrington
Bolton v Oxford (8pm)

LAST MEETING


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