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Match Preview: Pompey v Plymouth

All you need to know about League One contest

16 September 2022

Pompey v Plymouth Argyle
Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v Plymouth

All you need to know about League One contest

16 September 2022

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Pompey are looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season when they host Plymouth on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

And fans will likely be expecting a close contest, with the sides currently sitting next to each other in the League One standings.

The hosts are in second spot – with only goal difference keeping them off the summit – while their opponents are two points behind.

Contests between the clubs have often been tight affairs in recent years and seven of the past 10 have finished all square.

That includes last season’s Fratton clash, with Sean Raggett leaving it late to rescue a point for Danny Cowley’s men.

The Pilgrims suffered a disappointing conclusion to that 2021/22 campaign after seemingly being on course for a play-off spot.

A 5-0 thrashing handed out by MK Dons on home soil saw them overtaken by Wycombe on the finishing line.

Steven Schumacher’s side seem to have shaken off that frustration, however, and head to Hampshire on the back of four successive league wins.

But they have already lost twice on the road, including a heavy 5-1 reverse at Charlton last month.

TEAM NEWS
Pompey are waiting to discover whether Michael Jacobs (groin) and Joe Rafferty (stomach) are fit enough to feature.

Definitely still missing for the home side on Saturday are Jayden Reid (hamstring) and Louis Thompson (leg).

Former Blues defender James Bolton (foot) is out for Argyle, while Conor Grant (groin) and Mickel Miller (thigh) are also absent.

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

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 28 wins
Plymouth: 26 wins
17 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 18 wins
Plymouth: 10 wins
7 draws

TICKETS
Fratton Park is full to capacity for Saturday’s match. Click here to read our matchday guide if you are attending the fixture.

OFFICIALS
Referee: James Bell
Assistants: Adam Crysell and Mark Stevens
Fourth Official: Alan Young

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 20/21 favourites with VBET to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 12/5.

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

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

LAST FRATTON MEETING


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