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Match Preview: Burton v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

2 October 2020

Burton Albion v Pompey
Match Previews

Match Preview: Burton v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

2 October 2020

Pompey’s search for a first League One victory of the new season continues at Burton on Saturday.

Kenny Jackett’s side drew successive games against Shrewsbury and Rochdale before suffering a rare home defeat to Wigan last weekend.

It means they are currently down in 21st position in the standings – albeit at an extremely early stage of the campaign.

Their next opponents got off the mark by beating Accrington 2-1 in their most recent Pirelli Stadium contest.

However, losses to Fleetwood and Swindon ensured that the Brewers have not collected any other points.

Jake Buxton’s side also made it through to the second round of the Carabao Cup, where they were knocked out by top-flight Aston Villa.

Albion finished 12th in League Two last term after Covid-19 brought an end to their season after 35 matches had taken place.

That meant they only faced Pompey once, with the hosts having to come from two goals down to salvage a point at Fratton Park.

The most recent Pirelli Stadium clash came in April 2019, when Matt Clarke’s late strike secured a dramatic 2-1 victory.

Alex Bass has recovered from an ankle problem, meaning Kenny Jackett has a fully-fit squad to select from.

Blues skipper Tom Naylor and winger Marcus Harness will both be hoping to feature against their former club.

Neal Eardley and Charles Vernam could feature for the hosts after recovering from injuries, but Michael Bostwich and Reece Hutchinson are both still sidelined.

Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett ahead of Saturday’s game.

Pompey: 2 wins
Burton: 1 win
4 draws

At Pirelli Stadium
Pompey: 2 wins
Burton 1 win
0 draws

Referee: Tom Nield
Assistants: Alan Clayton and Alistair Nelson
Fourth Official: Grant Taylor

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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.

Pompey are the 11/10 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 21/10.

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

Burton have produced a digital matchday programme for the fixture, priced £1.99. Click here for more details.

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Rochdale v Fleetwood
Shrewsbury v Gillingham
Wigan v Doncaster


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