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      • (2') C. Lang
      • (67') C. Saydee
      • (6') C. Brannagan (PG)
      • (28') C. Lang
      • (65') C. Ogilvie
      • (81') A. Kamara
      • (86') C. Bishop
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      • (30') M. Harris
      • (42') Ruben Rodrigues
      • (95') J. Henry

          Portsmouth vs Oxford United Preview, Tips & Stats

          Fratton Park hosts Portsmouth and Oxford United this Saturday in League One. Portsmouth look to extend their lead at the top of the league, whereas Oxford hope to retain their spot in the Play-offs.

          Portsmouth currently sit top of the league after 35 games. Pompey have 21 wins, ten draws and four losses, leaving them on 73 points, seven points above Derby County.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Portsmouth have four wins and one draw.

          Connor Ogilvie and Paddy Lane’s first goal gave Portsmouth the 2 - 0 lead over Northampton Town at halftime. Despite the red card to Tom McIntyre early in the second half, Lane secured a brace and was joined on the scoresheet by Callum Lang in the 4 - 1 win for Pompey, Marc Leonard grabbing a late consolation goal for Northampton. Lane was on the scoresheet again for Pompey, converting their only shot on target of the game in the 1 - 0 win over Carlisle.

          Despite Danny Andrews giving Cambridge United the lead, a penalty from Kusini Yengi levelled it before halftime. Myles Peart-Harris and Abu Kamara both scored in the second half to secure the 3 - 1 win for Portsmouth. Lane, Marlon Pack, Lang and Colby Bishop all scored in the 4 - 1 win for Pompey over Reading, who got on the scoresheet late on through Charlie Savage.

          The last time out for Portsmouth was against Charlton. Portsmouth only managed three shots on target and failed to convert any of them, having to settle for a 0 - 0 draw.

          Oxford United, on the other hand, currently sit seventh in League One. In 35 games, Oxford have 16 wins, nine draws and ten losses which leaves them on 57 points, two points outside of the Play-off places.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Oxford have one win, three draws and one loss.

          Blackpool took the lead against Oxford in the 18th minute through Matthew Pennington, but Mark Harris equalised just three minutes later. Oxford only managed two shots on target and had to settle for the 1 - 1 draw. Oxford went behind again, this time Jordan Jones giving Wigan the lead, however, Josh Murphy equalised before halftime. Cameron Brannagan and Ruben Rodrigues both scored to give Oxford the 3 -1 lead. Despite the goal from Thelo Aasgaard, Tyler Goodrham secured the 4 - 2 win for Oxford.

          The trip to Wycombe saw only six shots on target for the entire 90 minutes. Oxford were only responsible for two of these shots, but had to settle for the 0 - 0 draw. Murphy opened the scoring for Oxford against Northampton in the sixth minute, but Will Hondermarck equalised before halftime. Will Goodwin regained the lead for Oxford but a 92nd minute goal from Tony Springett grabbed a 2 - 2 draw for Northampton.

          The most recent outing for Oxford was against Leyton Orient. Goodrham gave Oxford the lead, but goals from Ollie O’Neill and George Moncur gave Orient the 2 - 1 win over Oxford.

          Portsmouth and Oxford United have met 75 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1968. Pompey have a marginally better record in the fixture with 27 wins in comparison to Oxford’s 24 wins, the other 24 games ending in a draw.

          Portsmouth Team News

          John Mousinho will be without Zak Swanson, Joe Morrell, Terry Devlin, McIntyre, Alex Robertson, Regan Poole, Josh Dockerill, Tino Anjorin and Ben Stevenson this weekend.

          Oxford United Team News

          Des Buckingham, on the other hand, will be without Kyle Edwards and Marcus Browne this weekend.