Portsmouth Preview


Fratton Park 5.15pm Saturday - live on one of Sky's rip-off packages.
The first meeting of the two clubs since the infamous 'Pedro Mendes' incident which lifted the art of dirty cheating foreigners too a new high. Not only did poor Ben Thatcher get booked for the incident , Mendes even took up a hospital bed in a vain attempt to disguise his play acting.
Portsmouth will go into the game odds on favourites despite there recent poor form, in fact a quick look at the form guide combined with City been priced as high as 3-1 to the win the game , would have anybody who hasn't seen city in the last couple of games scratching there heads.
On the injury front it looks like Nicky Weaver will not shake off his hip injury, allowing Andreas Issakson to start and do his talking on the pitch in his bid to become city's number one. Dabo also looks unlikely to figure which may give Hamman a chance, to be fair to Didi he did show some flashes against Reading of the player we knew he could be. A big game for him if he starts.
The big question is who will Pearce go with upfront in a bid to end a scoring drought that is nearly at FIVE HOURS.
Talking of goals a chance for city to meet up with 'old friend' Andy Cole if he figures, from the stuff that I have seen written about him , he hasn't carried his excellent form from City to Portsmouth.
Match Prediction
0-1 , The pressure will mount on Pearce.


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