THE Brewers look to extend their unbeaten run to seven games as they travel to Portsmouth tomorrow (kick off 7.30pm).
HEAD 2 HEAD
The last time the Brewers met Portsmouth was at the Pirelli Stadium in April when the visitors won with a goal deep into injury time. Albion were left fuming when Matt Clarke’s goal was allowed to stand despite an offside and clear handball. TV replays backed up the Brewers’ claims that the goal should not have stood but Portsmouth stole the points with a 2-1 win after the worst decision given against Albion last season. In the away game in October 2018, Albion earned a point in a 2-2 draw with goals from Jake Hesketh and Devante Cole.
BREWERS TEAM NEWS
Liam Boyce (hamstring), Jake Buxton (ribs) and Scott Fraser (dead leg) are the main injury worries after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Coventry. Boyce and Fraser were both withdrawn in the second half and will now be doubtful for tomorrow’s game whilst Buxton could only make the bench on Saturday.
Pompey brought forward a Leasing.Com Trophy game on Saturday to avoid facing another blank Saturday. They haven’t played a League One match since August 31. Portsmouth have played just five games – three less than many teams in League One.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “It’s been an unusual situation but it’s out of our control and couldn’t be helped. We’ve had a good week on the training ground, with the players applying themselves and looking sharp.
“We’ve used the time constructively and feel that we will benefit from it, so we’re looking forward to the games now.”
The man in charge of the game is Craig Hicks – the same referee who awarded the controversial goal to Portsmouth at the Pirelli Stadium in April. He has refereed three League One games this season the last one being Peterborough’s 3-0 win over Sunderland on August 31. He has handed out 23 yellow cards and two red cards in his eight games so far this season.
This is an all-ticket fixture and Brewers fans have been allocated seats in the Milton End.
Alcohol is not available and is prohibited in the away section of the ground.
Tickets are priced as follows:
Wheelchair and carer: £15.00
Carers are free of charge (if on the highest rate of DLA).
Wheelchair users should call Portsmouth direct on 0345 646 1898. Please note that the wheelchair spaces are in the home section in front of the Fratton End. Wheelchair users should not travel without purchasing tickets in advance. There are 26 accessible parking spaces on a first-come, first-served basis
If you can't get to the game you can live stream the fixture on iFollow Brewers for just £10. Buy a match pass here
Official club coach travel is available for this fixture with the following details:
Price per seat: £19.00
Expected return time: 2am approx