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Match Preview: Pompey v Charlton

All you need to know about League One test

30 October 2020

Pompey v Charlton

Pompey and Charlton are both enjoying a run of fine form ahead of Saturday’s meeting at Fratton Park.

The hosts have won six out of the past seven games in all competitions, while their opponents are enjoying a four-match winning run.

It leaves them currently sitting in fifth and sixth position respectively – separated by a single point – in the League One standings.

The Addicks most recent outing saw them beat struggling Oxford at The Valley on Tuesday evening, despite a red card for Ryan Inniss.

They were relegated from the Championship on the final day of last season after suffering a heavy defeat at Leeds.

But Lee Bowyer’s side could be forgiven if they were affected by the ongoing boardroom disputes and fan protests.

The storm clouds appear to have parted now, however, with Danish businessman Thomas Sangaard recently purchasing the club.

Charlton can certainly feel confident ahead of their visit to the south coast, having won on their four most recent visits to Pompey’s patch.

The Last Post will be played ahead of Saturday’s game, while both sets of players and coaching staff observe a period of silence.

Michael Jacobs is sidelined with a knee injury, although a scan has revealed that the midfielder does not require an operation.

Ellis Harrison has returned to full training after missing the past three matches with a hamstring problem.

Charlton are without the suspended duo of Ryan Inniss and Ben Watson, while Alfie Doughty (hamstring) is also out.

Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Ryan Williams ahead of the game.


Pompey: 45 wins
Charlton: 36 wins
27 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 27 wins
Charlton: 16 wins
11 draws

Referee: Carl Boyeson
Assistants: John Flynn and Michael Webb
Fourth Official: John Busby

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Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.


Pompey are the 4/5 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 16/5.

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

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