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Portsmouth v Southend United this Saturday!
Portsmouth v Southend United
Bye Bye Pompey, Pompey Bye Bye...
Blues travel to Portsmouth on Saturday, knowing a win would put them as high as 4th if results go their way.
The 2008 FA Cup winners (Portsmouth) go into the game without a win in their last seven games, the most recent being a 1-1 draw at home against Burton Albion. Portsmouth have not won in the League since November. Blues go into this one on the back of a fantastic away win at Oxford with ten men.
The two sides have met 32 times in total, with more wins under Pompey’s name. Tomorrow’s hosts have won 15 of those 32 meetings, while Blues (Southend) have won 9. There have been 8 draws. More recently, Southend have had the upper hand, winning all 3 of the meetings since November 2013. Last season, Blues beat Portsmouth 2-1 on both occasions and also came from behind to win, once again, on both occasions. At Fratton Park, we did it with ten men.
Blues first met Portsmouth in 1920, when we beat them 2-1, before being beaten 3-0 in the reverse fixture that season. The most recent meeting was earlier this season, when Blues beat Pompey 2-0 at Roots Hall.
Portsmouth Wins: 15
Southend Wins: 9
Who are Portsmouth FC?
Full Name: Portsmouth Football Club
Ground: Fratton Park (21,178 Capacity)
Manager: Andy Awford
2013-14 Season: SkyBet League Two – 13th
Most Recent Line-Ups
Portsmouth: Jones, Webster, Robinson, Devera, Shorey, Wallace, Dunne (Ertl – 73’), Barcham (Hollands – 92’), Atangana, Westcarr (McCallum – 79’), Tubbs
Southend United: Bentley, White, Thompson, Binnom-Williams, Coker, Worrall (Payne – 76’), Leonard, Deegan, Atkinson, Cassidy (Corr – 61’), Pigott (Timlin – 61’)
Portsmouth’s Last 5 Results
Burton Albion (H) – D 1-1
Newport County (A) – L 1-0
Luton Town (A) – D 1-1
AFC Wimbledon (H) – L 0-2
Cheltenham Town (A) – D 1-1
What Could Happen?
A win for Pompey, who are currently in 16th, would only out them up one place to 15th if Northampton Town lose.
A win for Blues would put them up as high as 4th, but only if Newport County & Luton Town both lose.
For Travelling Blues Fans
Where Can I Drink?
There is a pub called The Good Companion, which is about a 5-10 minute walk from the ground. The Brewers’ Arms seems to be rather popular with away fans, from what I have researched.
Where Can I Eat?
Unless you stop at the services on the motorway, there are a few fast food outlets opposite the ground, including a KFC
Where Can I Park?
There is a big carpark behind the main stand in which I parked last season, but from what I can make out, this is now for home fans only. I could be wrong though, so it could be worth trying to park there for a quick getaway after the game. If you do get turned away as an away fan, you can park down Milton Road (Postcode: PO3 6RB). This is a few minutes walk from the away end, and obviously, the ground as a whole.