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Match Preview: Ipswich v Pompey

All you need to know about Emirates FA Cup tie

6 November 2020

Ipswich Town v Pompey

Portman Road plays host to two sides who are striving to win promotion to the Championship on Saturday.

Ipswich currently sit second in the League One standings, with Pompey two points behind in seventh spot.

But it is Emirates FA Cup first round progress that is the prize up for grabs in East Anglia on this occasion.

The Blues reached the fifth round of last season’s competition, seeing off Harrogate, Altrincham, Fleetwood and Barnsley before bowing out against eventual cup winners Arsenal.

Paul Lambert’s men fell at the second hurdle with a replay defeat to Coventry following a success over Lincoln.

Pompey have come out on top on the previous three occasions that the sides have clashed in the FA Cup.

That included a 1-0 triumph – courtesy of David Nugent’s goal – that started the triumphant run to Wembley back in 2008.

There are no replays in the competition this season, with drawn ties decided by extra-time and, if required, penalties.

Winners in the first round will receive £16,972 from The FA’s prize fund, with losing clubs awarded £5,657.

Lee Brown is set to be sidelined for around three weeks after injuring his hamstring in warm-up at Lincoln.

Pompey are also still missing Michael Jacobs (knee) and Jack Whatmough (hamstring), but Tom Naylor should be fine after going off with cramp at Sincil Bank.

Ipswich midfielder Andre Dozzell starts a three-match ban after an appeal against his red card at Sunderland on Tuesday was rejected.

Defender Luke Woolfenden is currently self-isolating, but Oli Hawkins could feature against his former club.

The hosts will also be without Flynn Downes (knee), Aaron Drinan (thigh), James Norwood (hamstring), Cole Skuse (knee) and Kane Vincent-Young (Achillles).

Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Craig MacGillivray ahead of the game.

Pompey: 13 wins
Ipswich: 19 wins
12 draws

At Portman Road
Pompey: 8 wins
Ipswich: 9 wins
5 draws

Referee: Andy Haines
Assistants: Anthony Da Costa and Abbas Khan
Fourth Official: Tom Bishop

Supporters in the UK can watch the contest on the BBC iPlayer, website and app, as well as BT Sport’s digital platforms.

Fixture News

Ipswich v Pompey: How To Watch Emirates FA Cup Tie

5 November 2020

If you are based overseas then please check local listings to see if the game is being shown in your region.

The game cannot be viewed on iFollow, but subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 2pm.

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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.

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.

Ipswich are the 6/4 favourites with Sky Bet to secure the victory, while Pompey can be backed at 13/8.

Click here to find a comprehensive list of odds for Saturday's game. Please gamble responsibly.

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