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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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