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Match Preview: Pompey v AFC Wimbledon

All you need to know about League One contest

19 November 2021

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Pompey v AFC Wimbledon

Pompey will look to extend their unbeaten run to seven games when they host AFC Wimbledon on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

It is a sequence that has seen Danny Cowley’s men climb to 10th in the League One standings, as well as securing progress in both the FA Cup and Papa John’s Trophy.

Their next opponents are down in 18th spot and are six points worse off, albeit with two games in hand.

The Dons have only tasted league success once since the middle of September, but three of their four victories so far have come on the road.

It will not be the first contest between the sides this season – and it would take a lot to match the excitement of the last one.

Ellis Harrison netted a hat-trick in a Papa John’s Trophy tie at Plough Lane, only for Mark Robinson’s troops to emerge 5-3 victors.

The Fratton faithful will be more eager to see a repeat of last term’s corresponding fixture – the first game on home soil in 2021.

John Marquis, Ryan Williams, Sean Raggett and Ben Close were all on target in a 4-0 midweek success back in January.

TEAM NEWS
Pompey will have Gavin Bazunu and Joe Morrell available again after the pair returned from international duty.

But there are still doubts over Reeco Hackett (back) and John Marquis (tendon), with the duo missing the trip to Wycombe.

The Blues will definitely still be without skipper Clark Robertson (hip), as well as Ellis Harrison (ankle), Jayden Reid (knee) and Ryan Tunnicliffe (hamstring).

AFC Wimbledon are currently missing Cheye Alexander (ankle), George Marsh (foot) and Will Nightingale (leg).

They are also sweating over the fitness of Alex Woodyard (knee), Anthony Hartigan (toe), Ben Heneghan (leg) and Henry Lawrence (illness).

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Danny Cowley and Mahlon Romeo ahead of the game.

HEAD TO HEAD*
Overall
Pompey: 19 wins
Wimbledon: 15 wins
9 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 12 wins
Wimbledon: 4 wins
5 draws

*Includes matches against Wimbledon FC

TICKETS
There are a limited number of tickets available to buy online here or from the Anson Road ticket office.

Fans buying tickets on a matchday can also visit the booth behind the Fratton End, but please note that prices increase if not purchased in advanced.

Please note that all parking has been pre-booked and there are no more spaces available in the club car park.

Fratton Park is now a cashless stadium, with contactless payments will be required in all food kiosks and hospitality areas, as well as for the purchase of tickets.

Portsmouth Football Club respectfully ask all supporters to adhere to the Code of Conduct to ensure an enjoyable and safe matchday experience for all.

The Victory Bar will be open for home fans from midday on Saturday.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Thomas Bramall
Assistants: Adam Crysell and Lee Venamore
Fourth Official: Alan Young

MATCH COVERAGE
Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from around 2.45pm on Saturday.

Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch the action and commentary will begin from around 10 minutes before kick-off.

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 BBC Radio Solent or Express FM.

BETTING
Pompey are the 4/5 favourites with VBET to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 7/2.

Click here to find a comprehensive list of odds for Saturday's game. 18+. Please gamble responsibly.

ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 3pm

Accrington v Sheffield Wednesday
Charlton v Plymouth
Cheltenham v Shrewsbury
Crewe v Gillingham
Doncaster v Lincoln
Fleetwood v Morecambe
MK Dons v Burton
Rotherham v Cambridge
Sunderland v Ipswich
Wigan v Oxford
Wycombe v Bolton

LAST FRATTON MEETING


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