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Match Preview: Pompey v MK Dons

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9 October 2020

Pompey v MK Do

Pompey will try to make it a hat-trick of victories when they welcome MK Dons to Fratton Park this weekend.

Kenny Jackett’s side go into the contest on the back of wins at Burton and Southend in the league and EFL Trophy respectively.

And now they will be determined to build on that by collecting a first three-point haul of the season on the south coast.

Their opponents are currently propping up the third tier table and did not taste success in any of their opening four games.

However, one of their two points came against high-flying Ipswich last week, with Daniel Harvie cancelling out Jon Nolan’s early opener.

And the Dons did win 3-2 at Stevenage in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday evening, with young striker Jay Bird bagging a brace.

Russell Martin’s men ended up in 19th position last term, once the table had been adjusted for points per game.

And they were beaten 3-1 at Fratton Park, as Andy Cannon, John Marquis and Marcus Harness all found the target.

TEAM NEWS
Pompey have no injury concerns, with skipper Tom Naylor having recovered from a slight knock to his ankle.

MK Dons will be without defensive duo Daniel Harvie and Regan Poole, who are on under-21 international duty with Scotland and Wales respectively.

Kieran Agard, Ben Gladwin, Sam Nombe and Warren O’Hora are all injury doubts for the visitors, but Louis Thompson is available again.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Rasmus Nicolaisen ahead of Saturday’s game.

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 3 wins
MK Dons: 1 win
2 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 2 wins
MK Dons: 0 wins
1 draw

OFFICIALS
Referee: Lee Swabey
Assistants: Paul Lister and Adam Ricketts
Fourth Official: Leigh Crowhurst

MATCH COVERAGE
Supporters in the UK can watch the action live – with multi-camera coverage, commentary and replays – by purchasing a match pass for £10.

Please note that the match has been selected for international broadcast, meaning that most overseas fans will not be able to watch on iFollow. Click here for more details.

Subscribers will, as usual, be able to listen to listen to live commentary from Andy Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 2pm.

Please note that subscribers based in the UK and Ireland will still need to purchase a match pass in order to watch the game live.

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, 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.

BETTING
Pompey are the 8/13 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 4/1.

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

ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
Games kick-off at 3pm unless stated

Tonight
Fleetwood v Hull (7.45pm)

Saturday
Gillingham v Oxford (1pm)
Accrington v Rochdale
Blackpool v Ipswich
Crewe v Wigan
Lincoln v Bristol Rovers
Northampton v Peterborough
Plymouth v Burton
Swindon v AFC Wimbledon

LAST MEETING


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