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Match Preview: Pompey v King’s Lynn

All you need to know about Emirates FA Cup test

27 November 2020

Pompey v King

The battle for League One promotion takes a step back this weekend, as the Emirates FA Cup takes the spotlight.

Pompey will aim to avoid a giant-killing when they take on King’s Lynn at Fratton Park on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

The visitors are currently sitting 13th in the fifth tier standings and have won their past two matches against Dover and Barnet.

Ian Culverhouse’s men won the National League North title last term, leapfrogging York into top spot when point-per-game was used to decide the final placings.

And they have already shocked one EFL outfit to get to this stage of the cup, with Sonny Carey’s late strike seeing off Port Vale.

The Linnets received a bye to avoid having to take part in the final qualifying round after Covid cases caused Notts County to pull out of the competition.

Pompey, meanwhile, enjoyed a dramatic extra-time victory at Ipswich, courtesy of Sean Raggett’s controversial goal.

Their next opponents were only formed in 2010 after the old King’s Lynn FC were wound up at the High Court the previous year.

Michael Jacobs (knee) is the only player missing for Pompey and Kenny Jackett has promised to name a strong side.

The visitors are without injured full-back Aaron Jones, while striker Kairo Mitchell is cup-tied, but Michael Gash could feature for the first time this season after recovering from pancreatitis.

Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Lee Brown ahead of the game.

This will be the first competitive meeting between the sides.

Referee: Will Finnie
Assistants: Richard Morris and Daniel Flynn
Fourth Official: Steven Hughes

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

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

Fixture News

Pompey v King's Lynn: How To Watch Emirates FA Cup Tie

27 November 2020

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

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 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 1/4 favourites with Sky Bet to secure the victory, while the visitors can be backed at 17/2.

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

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