2019-20 League 1 – Portsmouth vs Coventry Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Portsmouth vs Coventry kick off? Tuesday 20th August, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Portsmouth vs Coventry being played? Fratton Park

What is the weather forecast for Portsmouth vs Coventry? Cloudy, 16c

What television channel is Portsmouth vs Coventry on? Sky have the rights to League 1 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Portsmouth vs Coventry? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Portsmouth vs Coventry?

Portsmouth – https://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/tickets/

Coventry – https://www.ccfc.co.uk/tickets/

What was the score when the teams last met? Portsmouth 2-1 Coventry

THE TEAM NEWS

PORTSMOUTH

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): MacGillivray; Walkes, Downing, Burgess, Brown; Close, Naylor, Cannon; Harness, Harrison, Curtis

Unavailable: Whatmough (Injured), Hawkins (Injured), Williams (Injured), Morris (Injured)

Doubtful:

  • Portsmouth suffered their second defeat of the season at Sunderland on Saturday having been in front, but they have lost just one of their last 15 home games in all competitions.
  • Right-back James Bolton is back in contention having trained all of last week but Jack Whatmough, Oli Hawkins, Bryn Morris and Ryan Williams are all ruled out again.
  • Manager Kenny Jackett has rotated in the centre-forward position so far this season so Ellis Harrison could come in for fellow summer signing John Marquis, with Marquis still looking for his first goal.

COVENTRY

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Marosi; Dabo, McFadzean, Rose, Mason; Westbrooke, Kelly, Shipley; Jobello, Godden, Hiwula-Mayifuila

Unavailable: Jones (Injured)

Doubtful: Allen (Injured)

  • Coventry City maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 win at home to Bristol Rovers on Saturday and their new-look defence are yet to concede a goal in League 1.
  • Jamie Allen is nearing a return from the injury he suffered in pre-season but is unlikely to feature here, with Mark Robins having named the same midfield trio in all three league games this season.
  • Having missed the first few games due to injury, summer signing Gervane Kastaneer came off the bench for his debut on Saturday and will be hoping to feature again after scoring.

MATCH ANALYSIS

Portsmouth have been formidable at Fratton Park in 2019, losing just one of their last 11 home league matches and conceding just nine goals in the process. Visitors Coventry are yet to concede in the league this season so this could be a match where the defences are on top.

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