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Match Preview: Pompey v Charlton

All you need to know about League One contest

31 December 2022

Pompey v Charlton Athletic
Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v Charlton

All you need to know about League One contest

31 December 2022

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Pompey will be looking to start the new year by halting their winless run when they host Charlton on Sunday (3pm kick-off).

The two sides currently share an unwanted record of not having tasted success in League One since October 22.

Sean Raggett’s goal secured a 1-0 victory for the Blues at Forest Green that day, while the Addicks triumphed by the same scoreline at Shrewsbury.

Both have enjoyed success in other competitions since then and Danny Cowley’s men have an exciting trip to Tottenham to look forward in the FA Cup to next weekend.

Charlton were shocked by Stockport in the second round, but have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

They saw off top-flight Brighton on penalties just before Christmas to set up to a visit to Manchester United in just over a week’s time.

Dean Holden watched that match from the stands after replacing Ben Garner as manager and has overseen a draw with Peterborough and defeat at Oxford in his first two games.

It leaves the Londoners sitting 18th in the standings and just three points above the drop zone with half their fixtures played.

Pompey slumped to a 3-0 defeat when they visited The Valley earlier this season, while Charlton have won nine of the past 10 Fratton Park contests.

TEAM NEWS
Louis Thompson (leg) is moving closer to a return to action, with Tom Lowery (hamstring) also back in training.

Kieron Freeman (calf), Joe Rafferty (stomach) and Jayden Reid (knee) remain sidelined, while there are doubts over Colby Bishop (rib) and Clark Robertson (hip).

Mandela Egbo (quad), Eoghan O’Connell (knee), Conor McGrandles (ankle) and Joe Wollacott (finger) are all missing for the visitors.

Charlton also have doubts over the fitness of Chuks Aneke (hamstring), Diallang Jaiyesimi (hip)and Steven Sessegnon (knee).

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

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 46 wins
Charlton: 39 wins
28 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 27 wins
Charlton: 18 wins
11 draws

OFFICIALS
Referee: Tom Reeves
Assistants: Michael Webb and Declan O’Shea
Fourth Official: David Rock

TICKETS
There are still a limited number of tickets available to buy online here and, subject to availability, they can be purchased at Fratton Park on the day of the game.

Please be aware of the continuing rail strike action and check before you travel to Fratton Park.

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 as usual, 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 Monday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent (not available online).

BETTING
Pompey are the 87/100 favourites with VBET to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 14/5.

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

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

New Year’s Day
Bristol Rovers v Cheltenham
Forest Green v Port Vale
Morecambe v Burton
Oxford v Exeter
Peterborough v Wycombe
Plymouth v MK Dons
Shrewsbury v Fleetwood

Monday
Barnsley v Bolton
Derby v Accrington
Lincoln v Ipswich
Sheffield Wednesday v Cambridge

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