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PREVIEW: City Travel To Fratton Park For Live Sky Sports Clash

21 April 2019

Founded: 1898 
Stadium: Fratton Park
Capacity: 21,100
Address: Frogmore Road, Milton, Portsmouth, Hampshire, P04 8RA.
Pitch Size: 105 x 66 meters
Club Nickname: Pompey
Year Ground Opened: 1899

 

Greatest Manager: Alan Ball

Ball started his playing career at Blackpool in 1962, where he worked his way into the England side to become the youngest player to be part of the 1966 World Cup winning England Squad. After spells with Everton, Arsenal, Southampton and Bristol Rovers, Ball moved into management in 1978 with Philadelphia Fury, before moving into the English game in 1980 with Blackpool.

In 1984 Ball took charge of Portsmouth in which he would stay for the next five years. In the 1986/87 Ball led Pompey to promotion into Division One with winning 94 of his 222 games in charge, Ball left Portsmouth for Stoke in 1989. Ball would reunite with Portsmouth nine years later and manage the club for a further 97 games.

Mascot: Nelson

Portsmouth’s current mascot is Neslon the Pup. Nelson replaced Portsmouth mascot Frogsmore the Frog and became the main aspect of Portsmouth’s junior blues, having the Family zone named after him.

Portsmouth created a twitter account for Nelson in 2016; @PompeyNelson

Last Six

Won – Portsmouth 2-0 Scunthorpe
Won – 
Shrewsbury 0-2 Portsmouth
Draw – 
Portsmouth 2-2 Sunderland- Portsmouth 5-4 win on penalties
Won – 
Wycombe 2-3 Portsmouth
Won
– Portsmouth 4-1 Rochdale
Won  - Burton 1-2 Portsmouth

 

Head-to-Head

Sky Blues (W): 18
Draw: 9
Portsmouth (W): 16

 

Opposition

Kenny Jacket’s side confidence is sky high lately after coming off becoming Checkatrade Trophy Champions, along side winning their last six games in the league.

Pompey are currently sitting in 4th two points off second place Barnsley, as the battle for the final automatic spot heats up with three games to play.

 

Last Time We Met

The two sides last met was back in October for the first clash between the two sides in the 2018/19 season.

The tight fought fixture saw chances for both teams go to waste in the first half. However, just before the whistle for half time went the visitors found the breakthrough when Curtis’s shot found its way past Burge and into the bottom left corner.

A well-managed second half from Pompey saw few chances for either team, which saw a goalless second half and Portsmouth left the Ricoh with all three points.

Sky Bet Odds

Want to back Jordy Hiwula to open the scoring again? He's at 8/1 with SkyBet to do just that.

Or put your money on Hiwula and Bakayoko to find the net - and both teams to score and the Sky Blues to win... that comes in at 33/1. 

Meanwhile Conor Chaplin is 3/1 to get on the scoresheet anytime against his former club.

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