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Match Preview: Portsmouth v Fleetwood Town

10 March 2020

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Fleetwood Town face Portsmouth on Tuesday 10 March at Fratton Park in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Portsmouth v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One​

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020

Kick-off: 19:45

Venue: Portsmouth Football Club, Fratton Park, Portsmouth, PO4 8RA

Match officials: Darren Drysdale (Referee), Christopher Husband & Kevin Howick (Assistants) Justin Amey (Fourth Official)​

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The Cod Army are back on the road and head down to the South Coast to play promotion hopefuls, Portsmouth at Fratton Park. The two sides met at Highbury in February, which saw Fleetwood come away 1-0 winners thanks to a Callum Connolly goal.

Fleetwood’s last match was on Saturday against local rivals, Blackpool. The game finished goalless at Highbury with the Seasiders edging the first half, with Joey Barton’s side edging the second.

With the club sitting 7th in the league table, only three points off second place Rotherham, Tuesday night’s match against Pompey could be vital in either sides’ season.



The hosts Portsmouth currently sit 6th in Sky Bet League One, despite their 2-0 away defeat at another promotion hopeful, Peterborough United.

Kenny Jackett’s side are unbeaten at home this campaign, and with a good record against the Cod Army at Fratton Park, the home faithful will be feeling confident come 7:45pm.

Ben Close is a major doubt for Pompey, with the midfielder injuring his ankle in Saturday’s defeat at Peterborough. Ellis Harrison missed that game due to the birth of his first child, but was back training on Monday and available for selection.

Christian Burgess completes his two-match ban after collecting 10 yellow cards, while Bryn Morris is not ready to be considered for first team duties.

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One for Town fans to keep an eye out for on Saturday afternoon is forward, John Marquis. The 27-year-old has played 45 matches in all competitions this season, scoring 14 goals in the process.

The former Doncaster Rovers man has scored 8 goals in his last 11 matches in all competition, a run that began when Fleetwood and Portsmouth last met in the FA Cup on January 4 2020, which saw Portsmouth progress to Round Four.

Pompey are unbeaten at home this season the league, and Marquis has played a huge part on that run. The forward will be looking to maintain his scoring form against the Cod Army.

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Due to the match taking place outside of the broadcasting hours, you will be able to live stream the Cod Army’s match for as little as £10.

Supporters will be able to watch the action unfold in the comfort of their own homes, to see if Joey Barton’s team can keep their impressive run going against a fellow promotion hopeful in Portsmouth.

The Video Match Pass will not only provide full match coverage, but also for those who pay for this service will be given match graphics throughout, replays to key moments as well as latest score from around the League One fixtures taking place.


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Town supporters on the day will be situated in the Milton End Block, and admission prices have been set as follows:

Adult - £24

Senior (Concessions 65+) - £18

Young Person (18-22) - £16

Under 18 - £7

Wheelchair and carer - £15

Ambulant - £16

Carers (required to be on highest rate of DLA) - FREE OF CHARGE

To book your tickets, please call the Fleetwood Town ticket office on (01253) 775080 or call into the club shops at Poolfoot Farm or Highbury. You can also book online at

A reminder that anyone with tickets from the originally scheduled game back in November can exchange them for new ones at the ticket office at Highbury. Any coach bookings from the original game not refunded will be automatically transferred.

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Fleetwood are 14/5 to pick up all three points away at Portsmouth.​ A draw between the two sides is priced at 23/10, with a home win at EVENS.

One of Sky Bets’ price boosts are for Fleetwood to win and for both teams to score – 8/1.

For Joey Barton’s side to beat Pompey 1-0 like they did in February, you can get odds of 17/2.

For more odds on SkyBet, click HERE Please remember to bet and gamble responsibly.

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