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Match preview: Portsmouth v Owls

6 December 2021

MATCH DETAILS

Date: Tuesday 7 December
Kick-off: 7.45pm
League One
Fratton Park

The Owls head to Fratton Park on Tuesday night for our first meeting with Portsmouth since April 2003.

Both sides head into the fixture, which is live on Sky Sports, in strong form.

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Just one point and one place in the league standings separates the two as Wednesday are in eighth position, one point outside of the play-offs (33), while Pompey sit ninth (32).

Danny Cowley’s side are top of the form table over the past six games, having won five and drawn one. They are on an unbeaten run of seven games.

Portsmouth have lost just one game since late October which came on Saturday in the FA Cup, a shock 2-1 home defeat to Harrogate.

Wednesday will be looking to extend the unbeaten run to 11 games in League One.

The Owls were the highest scoring team in the division last month with 11 goals from five games.

TEAM NEWS

Owls: Given the volume of fixtures over the hectic festive period, Darren Moore made seven changes for the Papa John’s Trophy defeat against Hartlepool last week.

Dennis Adeniran and Marvin Johnson are making good progress with their recoveries.

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The gaffer said after last week’s defeat to Hartlepool: “We hope over the next six days to have two or three players back. They will be welcome additions. They are making wonderful progress.”

Liam Palmer (illness) could also come back into contention.

Portsmouth: Following the home defeat to Harrogate in the FA Cup, Cowley revealed midfielder Louis Thompson, who was set to start the game, has suffered a hip injury and will miss out on Tuesday.

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He joins Ryan Tunnicliffe, Clark Robertson, Paul Downing and Jayden Reid on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, George Hirst and Joe Morrell sat out the cup-tie due to a sickness bug that has affected several members of the squad last week.

OFFICIALS

Referee - Sam Purkiss
Assistant Referee - Christopher Kidd
Assistant Referee - Damith Bandara
Fourth Official - Carl Brook

LIVE BROADCAST

The game will be live on Sky Sports and due to broadcast regulations, there will be no iFollow stream of this fixture.

Match commentary will be provided by BBC Radio Sheffield and audio match passes are available HERE priced £2.50.

SOCIAL MEDIA

The hashtag for our content relative to Tuesday’s game is #PORSHW

Our official Twitter account @swfc will provide a blow-by-blow text update of the game as well as all key match information, including team news at 6.45pm.

Our official Instagram @swfcofficial will also keep you up to date on the latest events and content uploaded to the story throughout the matchday!

The key news will also be uploaded to our Facebook page HERE.

LEAGUE FORM GUIDE

Owls: WDWWD
Portsmouth: DWWWW

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

12 Apr 2003 | Portsmouth 1-2 Owls | Football League Div 1
23 Nov 2002 | Owls 1-3 Portsmouth | Football League Div 1
23 Mar 2002 | Portsmouth 0-0 Owls | Football League Div 1
3 Nov 2001 | Owls 2-3 Portsmouth | Football League Div 1
7 Mar 2001 | Owls 0-0 Portsmouth | Football League Div 1

Fans are reminded of their conduct during all home and away fixtures HERE.


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