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Match Preview: Bristol Rovers v Portsmouth

20 August 2018

All the pre-match content ahead of Tuesday's fixture at the Mem against Portsmouth.

Darrell Clarke's View: The Manager spoke to the press on Monday lunchtime at the training ground and touched upon transferring momentum from Saturday's win into Tuesday's encounter at the Mem. 


Preview: Darrell on Portsmouth

Player's View: Liam Sercombe was also on hand to speak to representatives from the press. The midfielder recalled memories of his late winning goal in the last fixture between the two sides and discussed the possibility of facing former teammate, Lee Brown. 


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Opposition View: Portsmouth are one of two sides that have a 100% win record in Sky Bet League One - as Kenny Jackett's side are level on nine points with Peterborough United at the top of Sky Bet League One. 

Portsmouth recorded a 4-1 win over Oxford on Saturday - with Jamal Lowe scoring a brace in the emphatic win at Fratton Park.


Opposition View: Portsmouth

Last Encounter: There was plenty of late drama during Portsmouth's last visit to BS7. Oliver Hawkins' goal put Portsmouth ahead on the hour mark, but Rovers fought back with goals inside the final ten minutes from Stuart Sinclair and Liam Sercombe securing a dramatic late fightback for Darrell Clarke's side.

Tickets: There is set to be a large crowd at the Mem for Tuesday's game. The easiest option to a purchase a ticket would be online - with tickets available via this avenue up until midnight on Monday, 20th August. Throughout Tuesday, tickets will be available from the Club's Superstore between 9am-4pm, with tickets then available on the evening from the match day Ticket Office, located behind the North Terrace.


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Betting: Rovers are priced at 9/5 for the win on Tuesday evening by Sky Bet. To place a bet with the sponsors of the EFL, please click HERE.

How to follow the game: As usual, we will have updates throughout the game on social media. If you can't make it to the Mem on Tuesday, fans based in UK and Ireland will be able to watch the action live on iFollow. Click the link below for full information.


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