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Match Preview: Pompey v AFC Wimbledon

All you need to know about League One test

19 January 2021

Pompey v AFC Wimbledon
Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v AFC Wimbledon

All you need to know about League One test

19 January 2021

Pompey’s last match was Saturday’s victory at Fleetwood, while their most recent home fixture was against the same opponents all the way back on December 15.

So it is a welcome return to Fratton Park – albeit, sadly, without fans – for the first of three successive matches on the south coast.

Clashes with fellow promotion hopefuls Hull and Lincoln are to come, but it is AFC Wimbledon providing the opposition this evening.

While the Blues have a spot in the division’s top two on their mind, the visitors are more concerned with trying to escape the drop zone.

A single point has been collected from the Londoners’ past seven league fixtures to send them tumbling down to 21st position.

The only light in that gloomy run of results was last Tuesday’s victory at Bristol Rovers, which leaves Glyn Hodges’ troops just two wins away from a trip to Wembley in the Papa John’s Trophy.

Dons fans were left breathing a sigh of relief when the previous season was halted with their side sitting a single spot above the dreaded dotted line.

That campaign included a 2-1 defeat at Fratton Park, with Marcus Harness and John Marquis both on target for Pompey.

Harvey White could make his Pompey debut after the midfielder completed a loan switch from Tottenham.

Ronan Curtis is also available again following a period of self-isolation, but Alex Bass (calf) and Paul Downing (hamstring) are both missing.

AFC Wimbledon will be without Ben Heneghan (hamstring) and Terell Thomas (illness) for their trip to the south coast.

Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett ahead of the game and see what new signing White had to say about his move to the south coast.

Pompey: 17 wins
Wimbledon: 14 wins
9 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 11 wins
Wimbledon: 4 wins
5 draws

*Includes matches against Wimbledon FC

Referee: Trevor Kettle
Assistants: Justin Amey and Michael Chard
Fourth Official: Brett Huxtable

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Pompey are the 1/2 favourites with VBET to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 6/1.

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

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