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Match Preview: Pompey v Exeter

All you need to know about tonight’s contest

15 August 2023

Pompey v Exeter City
Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v Exeter

All you need to know about tonight’s contest

15 August 2023

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Two sides will be aiming to preserve their unbeaten starts to the season when Pompey host Exeter this evening (8pm kick-off).

Both have collected four points from their opening two League One matches and progressed in the Carabao Cup.

Tonight's opponents netted twice inside the opening five minutes in a 3-0 opening day victory at Wycombe and followed that up with a goalless home draw against Blackpool.

Sandwiched between was a 2-1 cup success over Crawley that has set-up a second round clash with Stevenage at St James Park later this month.

The Sky Sports cameras are broadcasting tonight’s contest to the nation – and if it is anything like the last time this fixture was televised, viewers are in for a treat.

Pompey struck twice in stoppage-time to dramatically win 3-2 and book a place at Wembley for the 2020 EFL Trophy final.

They also took four points off the Grecians last season, including a 2-0 triumph here on the south coast.

That was John Mousinho’s first match in charge after being appointed head coach a day earlier, with Marlon Pack and Joe Morrell getting the goals.

Josh Dockerill (knee) and Tom Lowery (knee) are both sidelined for Pompey, but Paddy Lane has returned to full training following an ankle injury.

Gabe Billington (ankle) and Harry Kite (knee) are the only members of Exeter’s squad currently in the treatment room.

Read the thoughts of John Mousinho and Regan Poole ahead of the game.

Pompey: 16 wins
Exeter: 6 wins
9 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 10 wins
Exeter: 4 wins
1 draw

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If you are coming to the game, click here to read our matchday guide and find out what is happening around the ground.

Referee: Tom Reeves
Assistants: Daniel Cook and Paul Kelly
Fourth Official: David Rock

Supporters based in the UK can watch the match live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.

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 7pm.

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 key updates throughout the game on Twitter and a detailed blog via the match centre.

There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Wednesday.

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

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