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Match Preview: Sheffield Wednesday v Pompey

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29 July 2022

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Sheffield Wednesday v Pompey

Pompey ended the 2021/22 season with a damp squib defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

And they will be back there exactly three months later to get the new campaign underway on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

The Owls were celebrating on that day at the end of April, with the win earning them a spot in the play-offs.

Their joy was short-lived, however, with a dramatic two-legged defeat to Sunderland scuppering their hopes of reaching the Championship.

A stoppage-time strike from Patrick Roberts in Yorkshire ensured it was the Black Cats who reached Wembley.

It was the first time that the sides had been in the same division since Pompey romped to the second tier title in 2002/03.

They triumphed 3-1 at Hillsborough that season, courtesy of Svetoslav Todorov’s brace and a goal for Gary O’Neil.

It finished 0-0 at Fratton Park last term, with the hosts not able to capitalise on Massimo Luongo’s dismissal midway through the second half.

There are nine new signings hoping to make their competitive Pompey debuts – although Marlon Pack did play a couple of games during his first spell at the club.

Colby Bishop, Josh Griffiths, Michael Morrison, Josh Oluwayemi, Joe Pigott, Joe Rafferty, Dane Scarlett and Zak Swanson will all be hoping to feature.

Sheffield Wednesday have also been busy over the summer, with former Blues striker Michael Smith among their signings.

Read the thoughts of Danny Cowley and Michael Morrison ahead of the game.

Pompey: 27 wins
Sheffield Wednesday: 27 wins
15 draws

At Hillsborough
Pompey: 9 wins
Sheffield Wednesday: 18 wins
8 draws

There will be a limited number of tickets available to buy (cash only) from the away turnstiles at Hillsborough on Saturday.

Supporters collecting tickets should visit ‘Gate 6’, which is located next to the away turnstiles.

Fans should note that strikes will affect several train operators on Saturday, so please check before you travel.

Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge
Assistants: Oliver Bickle and Declan Ford
Fourth Official: Scott Simpson

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.

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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.

Sheffield Wednesday are the 4/6 favourites with VBET to secure all three points, while Pompey can be backed at 15/4.

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