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Match Preview: Pompey v Lincoln

All you need to know about League One contest

5 August 2022

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Pompey v Lincoln City

Fratton Park has received its facelift and is now waiting impatiently to host competitive football again.

Lincoln are the visitors on Saturday (3pm kick-off) for the first piece of League One action since major works in the South and North stands.

Both sides come into the fixture – expected to take place under bright south coast sunshine – on the back of a draw on the opening day.

The Blues earned a point at Sheffield Wednesday in a see-saw contest that saw them twice battle from behind and then lead before ultimately having to settle for a point.

Their opponents played out a 1-1 stalemate with newly promoted Exeter on home soil, as Tom Hopper cancelled out Sam Nombe’s opener.

Mark Kennedy is the new man in charge at Sincil Bank following the departure of Michael Appleton at the end of last term.

The Imps were twice beaten when the sides clashed during the 2021/22 campaign, including a 3-2 defeat at Fratton Park.

Ronan Curtis grabbed a late winner on Good Friday after the hosts had let slip their two-goal advantage.

TEAM NEWS
Pompey will be hoping skipper Clark Robertson recovers from a foot injury to make his first appearance of the season.

Denver Hume is continuing his path back to full fitness following a back problem, while Joe Morrell (groin) and Jayden Reid (hamstring) are both absent.

Lewis Montsma (knee) is missing for Lincoln, who also have doubts over the fitness of Danny Mandroiu and Charles Vernam.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Danny Cowley and Joe Rafferty ahead of the game.

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 13 wins
Lincoln: 6 wins
5 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 7 wins
Lincoln: 3 wins
3 draws

TICKETS
Pompey fans can secure their seat online here, with tickets now available to buy in the Milton End.

Subject to availability, they can be purchased from the ticket office or Fratton End booth on the day of the game, although prices do increase.

Click here for more information on tickets for this fixture, including advice for season ticket holders.

Supporters can also click here to read our matchday guide and find out what is happening ahead of the game.

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OFFICIALS
Referee: David Rock
Assistants: Kevin Howick and Paul Yates
Fourth Official: Lisa Benn

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 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.

BETTING
Pompey are the 77/100 favourites with VBET to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 16/5.

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

We are committed to playing our part in ensuring our relationship with VBET is promoted in the right way to our supporters.

That is why VBET has partnered with BettorMind, to provide responsible gambling advice around key betting behaviours.

When it comes to betting, we advise all fans to make use of our dedicated responsible gambling site.

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

Barnsley v Cheltenham
Bolton v Wycombe
Burton v Bristol Rovers
Charlton v Derby
Exeter v Port Vale
Fleetwood v Plymouth
Forest Green v Ipswich
MK Dons v Sheffield Wednesday
Oxford v Cambridge
Peterborough v Morecambe
Shrewsbury v Accrington

LAST MEETING


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