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Match Preview: Burton v Pompey

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28 September 2021

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Burton Albion v Pompey

Pompey have already spent plenty of time on the road this season and that continues with a midweek clash at Burton tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

Danny Cowley’s side have produced much improved displays in their past couple of games and yet only collected two points.

It has been a similar story for the Blues and Brewers this term, with both winning their opening three League One contests, but not tasting victory since.

And the hosts go into this evening’s fixture on the back of successive defeats to Crewe and Lincoln – the latter on home soil.

Pompey in 10th position are five places higher than Albion, although it is only goal difference that separates them.

They form part of a bunch of eight clubs packed together on 12 points, with success for either possibly taking them into the play-off places.

The Blues have never beaten Burton at Fratton Park, but it is a different story at the Pirelli Stadium, where they have won on three of their previous four visits.

One of the most memorable came towards the start of last season, where Marcus Harness netted a hat-trick against his former side in a 4-2 triumph.

TEAM NEWS
Skipper Clark Robertson (hip) has recently joined Jayden Reid (knee) and Liam Vincent (shin) on the long-term injury list.

Michael Mancienne (hamstring) and Louis Moult (ankle) are both missing for the home side, but Charlie Lakin is available again after serving a one-match ban.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Danny Cowley and Kieron Freeman or watch the video below.

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 3 wins
Burton: 2 wins
4 draws

At Pirelli Stadium
Pompey: 3 wins
Burton: 1 win
0 draws

TICKETS
Pompey fans can purchase tickets at the Pirelli Stadium this evening. Click here for full details.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Tom Nield
Assistants: Kenwyn Hughes and Richard Woodward
Fourth Official: Simon Mather

MATCH COVERAGE
Supporters at home and abroad can watch the contest live by purchasing an iFollow match pass and visiting the match centre.

Domestic iFollow subscribers can also enjoy audio commentary from Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham, but will need to purchase a match pass if they want to watch the game.

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 Wednesday.

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

BETTING
Burton are the 31/20 favourites with VBET to secure all three points, while Pompey can be backed at 2/1.

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

ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 7.45pm

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

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