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MATCH PREVIEW: PORTSMOUTH V WIGAN ATHLETIC

1 April 2018

Match info ahead of Wigan Athletic's trip to Portsmouth in Sky Bet League One on Easter Monday (kick-off 5:30pm)

  • Match Preview: Portsmouth v Wigan Athletic
  • All of the key information ahead of Latics' trip to Fratton Park, where they will look to extend their lead at the top of Sky Bet League One with a fifth consecutive victory
  • The clash, which is live on Sky Sports, is ALL-TICKET so supporters who don't have a ticket are advised not to travel

PORTSMOUTH v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
MONDAY 2 APRIL 2018
FRATTON PARK
KICK-OFF 5:30PM

PREVIEW

With direct promotion rivals Blackburn Rovers and Shrewsbury Town playing in 3pm kick-offs at MK Dons and at home to Oxford United respectively, Latics will know the permutations of the outcome of their clash at Fratton Park before they kick-off. Ultimately, though, a fifth consecutive victory is likely to be all that will do for Paul Cook's side if they wish to protect their lead at the top with games in hand.

Latics need to win seven of their last nine games to guarantee promotion and a win on the South Coast against play-off chasing Portsmouth would be a huge step towards the Sky Bet Championship.

Kenny Jackett's side, fresh off the back of a win at Walsall on Sunday, have won their last three matches following back-to-back home defeats. They have also kept clean sheets in each of those three wins. Something must give...

FORM GUIDE

Form Guide

LAST FIVE IN SKY BET LEAGUE ONE

Latics - DWWWW, 13 points, 12 scored, 3 conceded
Portsmouth –
LLWWW, 9 points, 7 scored, 5 conceded

HOME AND AWAY

Latics away: Won 13, Drawn 2, Lost 3
Portsmouth home: Won 10, Drawn 3, Lost 7

LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN LEAGUE ONE

Latics: Nick Powell 14, Will Grigg 12, Michael Jacobs 10
Portsmouth: Brett Pitman 18, Oliver Hawkins 7, Conor Chaplin/Jamal Lowe 5

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

League: Portsmouth 8, 4 Draws, Latics 5
At Fratton Park: Portsmouth 5, 2 Draws, Latics 2

IN REVERSE

Highlights from Portsmouth's 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium back in August:

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REPORT: PORTSMOUTH 2 – 1 WIGAN ATHLETIC

2 April 2018

Latics fall to first defeat in eight Sky Bet League One matches.

  • Match Report: Portsmouth 2 – 1 Wigan Athletic
  • Goals from Brett Pitman and Jamal Lowe earn Kenny Jackett’s side the win.
  • Will Grigg got a late goal back for Latics, who lost for first time in eight Sky Bet League One matches.

PORTSMOUTH 2
Pitman (pen) 40
Lowe 55

WIGAN ATHLETIC 1
Grigg 89

Attendance: 17,842 (461 away)

Wigan Athletic fell to their first defeat in eight Sky Bet League One matches as goals either side of half-time from Brett Pitman and Jamal Lowe earned Portsmouth a 2-1 win at Fratton Park.

Substitute Grigg got a late goal back for Latics but it wasn’t to be enough despite a spirited fightback which saw Pompey goalkeeper Luke McGee make two incredible saves to deny Nick Powell and Grigg.

Paul Cook made two changes from our Good Friday win against Oldham Athletic as Gavin Massey and James Vaughan started in place of Ryan Colclough and Grigg, who were both on the bench.

Portsmouth were the first to attack, breaking down the right side and crossing for Pitman, who saw his effort at the near post well blocked by Chey Dunkley.

Latics then forced the first action for either goalkeeper as Max Power struck well from 25 yards only to be denied by Pompey stopper McGee, who pushed wide of his left post.

As the half-hour approached, a game played out mainly in midfield came to life as Michael Jacobs’ acrobatic effort wasn’t quite diverted towards goal before Massey’s cross from the right-hand side just evaded Vaughan, who was coming in at the back post.

Chey Dunkley then headed narrowly wide after rising well from a Power cross before the midfielder was again provider for a great chance for Vaughan, who scuffed wide when well-placed in the centre of the Pompey penalty area.

Five minutes before the break and, largely against the run of play, Pompey took the lead as Dan Burn was controversially penalised for a foul on Ben Close by referee Tim Robinson, who gave the hosts a penalty. Portsmouth’s top goal-scorer Pitman made no mistake from the spot.

Christian Walton came to Latics’ rescue soon after as Callum Elder’s header back to the goalkeeper fell short and Pitman nipped in one-on-one only to be denied by the brave Brighton & Hove Albion loanee.

Early in the second-half Latics were presented with a quick chance to level as Powell stepped up for a free-kick 25 yards from goal, though his effort was blocked before Kal Naismith was denied at the other end by Walton.

After ten second-half minutes, though, Portsmouth doubled their advantage as Lowe finished well inside the area after receiving the ball from a Nathan Thompson cross.

Just after the hour mark Latics had a chance to get a goal back as Power’s delivery was headed away into the path of Morsy, who shot over from the edge on the volley.

Latics pushed hard for a way back into the game and soon after substitute Ryan Colclough had a good chance after positive play from Nathan Byrne but the winger couldn’t sort his feet in time to get an effort as goal as Pompey diverted behind.

A minute later and McGee produced the first of two game-defining saves as he denied Powell with a superb stop that saw the forward’s effort parried onto the crossbar after he had weaved a way in behind.

Ten minutes later and the hosts’ goalkeeper was at it again as he acrobatically denied Grigg at close range as the striker fired towards goal following a Jacobs flick-on from a Byrne cross.

Two minutes from time and Latics did get one back as substitute Grigg headed home from a cross from fellow substitute Gary Roberts.

It wasn’t to be enough for Latics, though, and despite a late barrage of crosses into the Pompey area, for which goalkeeper Walton joined the attack, Cook’s side suffered a first league defeat in eight matches.

Portsmouth: McGee, Whatmough, Clarke, Walkers, Thompson, Evans, Naismith, Close, Lowe, Pitman (Capt), Haunstrup
Subs: Bass, Burgess, Ronan, Kennedy, Hawkins, O'Keefe, Chaplin

Wigan Athletic: Walton; Byrne, Dunkley, Burn, Elder; Morsy (Capt), Power; Massey (Grigg 65), Powell, Jacobs (Roberts 81); Vaughan (Colclough 65)
Subs: Jones, Perkins, Walker, Bruce.

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Ticket News

TICKET NEWS: LATICS' EASTER MONDAY TRIP TO PORTSMOUTH STRICTLY ALL-TICKET

29 March 2018

Latics supporters urged to buy in advance for Portsmouth trip, with tickets available until 1.00pm on Friday 30 March.

  • Ticket News: Portsmouth v Wigan Athletic
  • Strictly all-ticket - available until 1.00pm on Friday 30 March.
  • Buy tickets at the DW Stadium Ticket Office or by calling 66 33 552* - ticket office open from 9.00am on Friday 30 March.

PORTSMOUTH v WIGAN ATHLETIC
MONDAY 2 APRIL 2018
KICK-OFF 5:30PM
FRATTON PARK
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE

Get behind Paul Cook's Latics on the Sky Bet League One run-in when we travel to Portsmouth's Fratton Park on Easter Monday, 2 April, for a 5.30pm kick off! 

This match will be strictly an ALL-TICKET fixture with no sales on the day and will be situated in the Milton End at Fratton Park.

Tickets can be purchased until 1.00pm on Friday 30 March ahead of kick off of Latics' clash with Oldham Athletic at the DW Stadium, with the ticket office open early from 9.00am.

Supporters can phone the DW Stadium Ticket Office before 1pm on Friday 30 March and arrange to collect their tickets at Fratton Park.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adult - £23.00
Over 63s (Senior) - £17.00
18-22 - £15.00
U18 (Unaccompanied) - £10.00
U18 (Accompanied) - £5.00
Wheelchair Supporter + Carer - £14.00
Ambulant - £15.00
Ambulant (Junior) - £10.00

Carers free where applicable.

ON SALE DATES

Friday 30 March – Tickets go off sale at kick-off of the Good Friday home fixture against Oldham Athletic.

HOW TO BUY

In Person – 9.00am-5.00pm on Thursday 29 March, 9.00am-1.00pm on Friday 30 March.
Phone – 0871 66 33 552*

*Calls cost 10 pence per minute from a BT Landline. Calls from other networks and mobiles may cost more.

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