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Match Preview: Fleetwood v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

24 January 2023

Fleetwood Town v Pompey
Match Previews

Match Preview: Fleetwood v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

24 January 2023

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Almost 9,000 Pompey fans enjoyed a grand day out at the impressive Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier this month.

But the price for reaching the third round of the FA Cup was having to move the longest away trip of the season to the middle of the week.

A Tuesday trek to the Fylde coast is only for the most hardy, but that is the task facing those in the away end at Fleetwood this evening (7.45pm kick-off).

They will be hoping to see John Mousinho’s side register back-to-back victories after seeing off Exeter on Saturday.

Their opponents sit two spots – and five points – behind the Blues in 17th spot and go into the game on the back of a narrow loss at Sheffield Wednesday.

But after shocking Championship side QPR at Highbury Stadium recently, Fleetwood will be heading back to Hillsborough on Saturday in the fourth round of the cup.

Scott Brown’s side have otherwise struggled on home soil in recent weeks, though, having not claimed a league success since October.

It finished 1-1 when the teams met at Fratton Park that same month, as Josh Koroma’s goal was cancelled out by Carlos Mendes Gomes.

But Pompey came out on top in last season’s corresponding fixture, as Lee Brown’s effort was enough to secure the points on the opening day.

TEAM NEWS
Pompey remain without Tom Lowery (hamstring), Jay Mingi (knee), Joe Rafferty (stomach), Jayden Reid (knee) and Clark Robertson (hip).

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of John Mousinho and Joe Morrell ahead of the game.

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

On the road
Pompey: 5 wins
Fleetwood: 2 wins
0 draws

OFFICIALS
Referee: Anthony Backhouse
Assistants: Mark Cunliffe and Richard Woodward
Fourth Official: Andrew Kitchen

TICKETS
Pompey fans will be able to purchase tickets at Highbury Stadium this evening. Click here for more details.

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 Wednesday.

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

BETTING
Pompey are the 13/10 favourites with VBET to secure all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 2/1.

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

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ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 7.45pm

Bolton v Forest Green
Burton P-P Peterborough
Cheltenham P-P Sheffield Wednesday
Exeter P-P Barnsley
Ipswich v Morecambe
MK Dons v Shrewsbury
Port Vale v Derby
Wycombe v Oxford

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