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Match Preview: Pompey v Fleetwood

All you need to know about League One contest

7 October 2022

Pompey v Fleetwood Town
Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v Fleetwood

All you need to know about League One contest

7 October 2022

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Pompey will look to bounce back from their first league loss of the season when they host Fleetwood on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Danny Cowley’s side have dropped down to fourth spot in the League One standings, although have two games in hand on all those above them.

Their opponents are sitting in 12th position and would likely accept a mid-table finish given what happened last season.

A dreadful end to the campaign meant they had to rely on Gillingham losing in order to survive on the final day.

Former Celtic midfielder Scott Brown was then handed his first managerial role over the summer and has enjoyed a solid start to life at Highbury Stadium.

There have already been wins over current table-toppers Plymouth and highly fancied Derby to please the faithful.

But the Cod Army have drawn six of their 11 league fixtures so far this term and only two clubs have managed to score a fewer number of goals (10).

Fleetwood three most recent visits to Fratton Park have also ended all square, including back in February, when they raced into a three-goal lead, only for Pompey to complete a remarkable fightback.

TEAM NEWS
Joe Pigott (chest) and Tom Lowery (hamstring) are both in contention to return to the side, but Joe Rafferty (stomach), Jayden Reid (hamstring) and Louis Thompson (leg) all miss out.

With Carlos Mendes Gomes recently returning from a hamstring injury, Fleetwood are expected to have a fully fit squad to select from.

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

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 7 wins
Fleetwood: 3 wins
3 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 2 wins
Fleetwood: 1 win
3 draws

TICKETS
There is an extremely limited number of tickets available, which can be bought online here or from the ticket office.

Please be aware that train strikes will be affecting routes across the whole country on Saturday. Click here for more information.

OFFICIALS
Referee: James Oldham
Assistants: Garry Maskell and Alex James
Fourth Official: Aji Ajibola

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 11/20 favourites with VBET to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 9/2.

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

LAST MEETING


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