Peterborough United vs Portsmouth: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
General view inside london road during the EFL Trophy match between Peterborough and West Ham United at London Road, Peterborough on Tuesday 8th December 2020. (Photo by Ben Pooley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Second placed Peterborough United will be looking to continue their automatic promotion push against managerless Portsmouth.

Despite losing their last two games, Peterborough are still in a very positive position as they sit six points behind Hull City with three games in hand and one point above Lincoln City with one game in hand. Posh did not play at the weekend and have therefore had a full week to prepare for the game.

After losing to League Two Salford City in the Papa John's Trophy final on Saturday, a defeat that saw the sacking of Kenny Jackett, Portsmouth will be desperate to get back to winning ways in the league. After three consecutive league defeats, Pompey find themselves outside the top six for the first time since early-November.

Team news 

Peterborough are unlikely to make many changes to the team that lost at home to Hull last week, however Ethan Williams will serve a one-match ban after his dismissal last time out.

Portsmouth have no players out through injury or suspension, but they are likely to make several changes to the team that lost on penalties to Salford on Saturday.

Predicted line-ups

Peterborough (4-3-2-1):

Pym; Butler, Beevers, Kent, Thompson; Ward, Taylor, Brown; Dembele, Szmodics; Clarke-Harris.

Portsmouth (4-4-2):

MacGillivray; Mnoga, Raggett, Nicholaisen, Brown; Harness, Naylor, Cannon, White; Harrison, Curtis.

Ones to watch

Posh forward Jonson Clarke-Harris is joint-top scorer in League One with 21 goals in 33 appearances as well as eight man of the match awards. His clinical finishing and aerial threat will be a real danger to the Portsmouth defence.

Pompey centre-back Sean Raggett has been key to Portsmouth's success this season. The 27-year-old has been solid all season and will look to use his dominant aerial abilities to combat the presence of Clarke-Harris in what will be a very interesting battle. 

Previous meetings

Second-half goals from Jack Whatmough and Tom Naylor gave Portsmouth a 2-0 home victory in the reverse league fixture back in December. The two sides also met in this season's Papa John's trophy with Peterborough thrashing Portsmouth 5-1 at London Road back in January.

How to watch

Kick-off is at 15:00 BST on Tuesday 16th March and is available on both club's iFollow streaming service for a fee of £10.

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