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Match Preview: Cheltenham v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

12 August 2022

Cheltenham Town v Pompey
Match Previews

Match Preview: Cheltenham v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

12 August 2022

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It is set to be a scorching weekend across the country this weekend, with some of the highest temperatures to be found in Cheltenham.

So a large army of travelling fans will be hoping that Pompey do not wilt in the heat when they visit Whaddon Road on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Danny Cowley’s side enjoyed a comfortable Carabao Cup win over Championship side Cardiff earlier in the week.

The Robins experienced a more sobering evening, however, as they were thrashed 7-0 at home by fellow third tier club Exeter.

It has been a disappointing start to the season for Wade Elliott’s men, who have been beaten in both of their league matches.

They let slip a two-goal lead to lose to Peterborough on the opening day before suffering a narrow defeat at Barnsley.

Pompey have only won two of their previous nine meetings with Cheltenham, six of which ended all square.

Their only reverse came at Whaddon Road last season, with Liam Sercombe netting the only goal in the second half.

Pompey will be waiting on the fitness of Denver Hume, Connor Ogilvie and Clark Robertson, as the trio step up their returns to full fitness.

Joe Morrell (groin), Jayden Reid (hamstring) and Ryan Tunnicliffe (hamstring) all remain sidelined for the Blues.

Josh Griffiths and Marlon Pack both previously spent time at Cheltenham, who will be without Matty Blair (knee).

Read the thought of Danny Cowley and Louis Thompson ahead of the game.

Pompey: 2 wins
Cheltenham: 1 win
6 draws

At Whaddon Road
Pompey: 1 win
Cheltenham: 1 win
3 draws

Pompey have sold their full allocation of tickets for Saturday’s game and no more will be made available.

Supporters collecting tickets at Whaddon Road should visit the away collection booth outside the entrance to the Hazlewoods Stand.

Fans attending the game on Saturday should note that several rail operators are affected by strikes this weekend. Please check before you travel.

The country is currently being affected by a heatwave. Click here for information on how to stay safe in the sun.

Click here to read a Cheltenham stadium guide that has been produced by the Robins Trust.


Referee: Alan Young
Assistants: Paul Kelly and James Vallance
Fourth Official: Jack Clench

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 2pm on Saturday.

Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch all the action live, with accompanying commentary.

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.

Pompey are the 21/20 favourites with VBET to secure all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 23/10.

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

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