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Bounemouth vs. Pompey

Dean Court

9/2/13

15:00

Pompey vs Bournemouth

It's a South-Coast derby that Pompey feature in this afternoon and are up against the in-form team of the league. Bournemouth host the Blues in this fixture and will fancy their chances against a desperate Pompey. It's been 18 games without a win and the Blues don't seem to have much luck either after some really unfortunate goals ending up in the back of net in recent weeks.

Vital Quotes: 'Last Hope for Pompey'

It's been another questioning week behind the scenes at Pompey after a new bidder for the club, lead by ex-Football League Chairman Keith Harris, came to the table. But the Football League have come out and said no to their offer and it really is now Trust or Bust for the Blues. On a lighter note though, Trust chairman Ashley Brown is still confident of the PST take over and completing a U-turn for the good.

Bounemouth Team News:

Bournemouth are without defender Tommy Elphick after he suffered a knee injury against MK Dons last weekend. Charlie Daniels is also a doubt ahead of today's game with a foot problem. Matt Ritchie could feature against his old team after signing from Swindon in the January transfer window and it would be his 3rd appearance against the Blues this season.

Player to watch: Matt Ritchie

The ex-Blues winger could be haunting his old club again today after scoring against the Blues earlier this season. He will look to punish Pompey as they continue their winless streak but it could all be a different story in a South-Coast derby...

Pompey Team News:

Pompey have no new injury news but remain without David Connolly following his hamstring injury that he suffered last Saturday against Colchester. Pompey do have three new players at their disposal though after John Akinde, Patrick Agyemang and Therry Racon signed throughout the course of this week. John Akinde has signed on a free transfer after leaving Crawley. Agyemang as signed on-loan from Stevenage as has Racon from Millwall, all of whom will look to make a difference in the Blues fight for avoidance of the trap door to League 2. Shaun Cooper also returns to face his former club.

Player to watch: Shaun Cooper

The ex-Cherries player made 240 appearances for the club in 7 years and faces them again in Blues colours. More predominantly a defensive midfielder now, he'll look to shut the door on his former team-mates and may even snap up a goal to improve on his tally of 1 in his whole career.

Match Facts & Stats

Pompey just have the edge over their rivals following 8 wins from 17 games over Bournemouth's 6. The team's have shared the points 3 times as well, one of which game in the second game of this season. A 1-1 draw at Fratton Park, but a 2-2 draw in the cup this season saw Pompey triumph against Eddie Howe's team on penalties in a televised game.

Ref Watch:

Joe Strummer

Match Prediction:

It's so hard to say... The Cherries are very much on form whilst Pompey are most definitely not. However, 2-1 Pompey would be nice and form doesn't always matter when it comes to rivalry which Pompey have over recent years specialised in.

Next Fixtures: Hartlepool vs Pompey

The Blues travel up north to play Hartlepool in a second game in a month. Pool came South and took all three points in a dismal afternoon at Fratton Park but remain bottom so can Pompey get revenge?




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