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Match Preview: Pompey v Fleetwood

Everything you need to know about League One contest

10 March 2020

Pompey v Fleetwood

There is only goal difference currently separating Pompey and Fleetwood in the League One standings ahead of tonight’s Fratton contest.

The hosts are one position higher than their opponents in sixth, with both clubs among a group of five on 59 points in a congested promotion race.

Sunderland – a member of that bunch – are also in action this evening, with the sides knowing that victory would take them level on points with Rotherham in second spot.

Kenny Jackett’s troops are looking to protect their unbeaten home league record and secure an eighth successive south coast victory.

But the Cod Army are enjoying a fine run of form and head to Fratton Park on an 11-match unbeaten run.

That includes Saturday’s goalless draw with rivals Blackpool, while they won at Ipswich in their last game on the road.

It will be the third meeting between the clubs in 2020, with the previous two taking place at Highbury.

Pompey triumphed 2-1 in the third round of the FA Cup in January, while Fleetwood edged a windswept league contest just over a fortnight ago.

A goal from Oli Hawkins was enough to settle the most recent home meeting last season, which saw Nathan Sheron dismissed for Town late on.

Fixture News

Kenny's Injury Update: Fleetwood (H)

9 March 2020

TEAM NEWS
Ben Close is a major doubt for Pompey, with the midfielder injuring his ankle in Saturday’s defeat at Peterborough.

Ellis Harrison missed that game due to the birth of his first child, but was back training on Monday and available for selection.

Christian Burgess completes his two-match ban after collecting 10 yellow cards, while Bryn Morris is not ready to be considered for first team duties.

Fleetwood have no new injury concerns, with Callum Connolly – who scored the winner against Pompey last month – shaking off a knock to play at the weekend.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
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HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 5 wins
Fleetwood: 3 wins
0 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 2 wins
Fleetwood: 1 win
0 draws

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

If you are coming to the game, please read the EFL guidance concerning the coronavirus outbreak.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Darren Drysdale
Assistants: Christopher Husband and Kevin Howick
Fourth Official: Justin Amey

Fixture News

Watch Fleetwood Game On iFollow

10 March 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 are the evens favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors are available at 14/5.

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

Blackpool v Tranmere
Bristol Rovers v Sunderland
Burton v Bolton

LAST FRATTON MEETING


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