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Match Preview: Coventry v Pompey

Everything you need to know about League One contest

11 February 2020

Coventry v Pompey

Pompey will look to stretch their winning run into double figures when they go back on the road to face Coventry this evening.

But their opponents are also enjoying a fine run of form, having not lost in the league since before Christmas.

They left it late to beat Bolton at the weekend, though, with Max Biamou grabbing a last-gasp winner.

That saw the Sky Blues climb back above Kenny Jackett’s side and into fourth spot in the League One standings.

Issues with the owners of the Ricoh Arena mean that Coventry are currently having to groundshare again – this time with Championship club Birmingham at St Andrew’s.

That ensured there was the bizarre instance of the tenants playing host to their landlords in the FA Cup last month.

The higher-ranked side eventually triumphed on penalties after a replay, although promotion was always the priority for boss Mark Robins.

There was a dramatic meeting between the clubs on the south coast back in August, as the visitors fought back to draw 3-3, despite being reduced to nine men.

But Pompey came out on top in last season’s corresponding fixture – albeit at a different ground – with Ronan Curtis’ strike enough to settle the contest.

Fixture News

Kenny's Injury Update: Coventry (A)

10 February 2020

TEAM NEWS
Andy Cannon is still sidelined with the glute injury that kept him out on Saturday, although the midfielder could be fit for the weekend.

Oli Hawkins has recovered from the head injury he suffered in a recent reserve game at Exeter and is available for selection.

Bryn Morris is running outside again as he continues to step up his recovery from a long-term groin problem.

Reise Allassani, Dan Bartlett, Wesley Jobello and Jodi Jones are all missing for Coventry with serious knee injuries.

But the hosts are hopeful that Matty Godden (groin), Kyle McFadzean (groin) and Callum O’Hare (head) will be able to feature.

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

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 13 wins
Coventry: 15 wins
7 draws

At Coventry
Pompey: 4 wins
Coventry: 10 wins
2 draws

TICKETS
Pompey sold out their initial allocation of 1,200 seats, but fans can buy on the night (cash only) at the away turnstiles. It is the same location for supporters who are collecting tickets.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Scott Oldham
Assistants: Darren Wilding and Simon Shaw
Fourth Official: Karl Evans

Fixture News

Watch Coventry Game On iFollow

11 February 2020

MATCH COVERAGE
Supporters in the UK and Ireland can watch the action live, with 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 Andrew 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.

If you encounter any technical difficulties, please use the dedicated support channels, rather than contacting the club. You can email ifollow@efl.com or use the live chat tool in the bottom right corner of this website’s homepage.

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 can be backed at 7/4 with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the hosts are available at 8/5.

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
All games kick-off at 7.45pm

AFC Wimbledon v Ipswich
Blackpool v Gillingham
Burton v Oxford
Doncaster v Bolton
Lincoln v MK Dons
Peterborough v Southend
Shrewsbury v Accrington
Sunderland v Rochdale
Tranmere v Bristol Rovers
Wycombe v Fleetwood

LAST AWAY MEETING


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