UK time is: 23:22:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Portsmouth vs. Reading

Fratton Park

16th August 2011

7.45pm KO

Portsmouth (A) Match Preview

Reading travel to Fratton Park on the back of a fantastic victory against big spending Leicester, while Portsmouth are recovering from a south coast derby loss to Brighton.

Vital Quotes:

Pompey manager Steve Cotterill - 'Their side [Reading] have been together now for a long while - the staff, the players, everyone.It`s good when you can go from season to season and not have to work on the tactical side because they already know it. It`s always a joy - and Reading have done it very, very well for me. They have done it for years.'

Reading boss Brian McDermott - 'It's a good place to go and play, there will be a great atmosphere, I am sure we will bring a lot of fans, we want to go and give a good performance and get the right outcome.'

Portsmouth Team News:

New signing Jason Pearce is set to be available for selection after serving a suspension. Benjani is set to take part in some shape or form.

Possible Pompey line-up: Ashdown, Halford, Pearce, Hreidarsson, Ben-Haim, Ward, Norris, Lawrence, Mullins, Varney, Benjani

Player to watch: Benjani

The Zimbabwean striker has returned to his old stamping ground on a free transfer and has always proved a bit of a bogey player for the Royals.

Reading Team News:

Midfielder Jay Tabb is now ready for selection after serving his two-match ban and is set for a place on the bench. Simon Church is still not fit due to a thigh injury, while Shaun Cummings is also sidelined.

Possible Reading line-up: Federici, Griffin, Pearce, Khumalo, Harte, Kebe, Karacan, Leigertwood, Mcanuff, Hunt, Manset

Player to watch: Noel Hunt

The fox-in-the-box is near enough match fit and got himself on the scoresheet last week against Leicester. Will be sure to cause the Pompey defence some problems.

Match Prediction:

I'm going to go for a 1-1 draw. Will be a good, end-to-end game with both defences having to be on top form.

Next Fixtures:

Reading - Barnsley (H) Sat 20th August

Portsmouth - Bristol City (A) Sat 20th August




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 16 2011

Time: 12:57PM

Your Comments

If we go 442 we will win 2-0 but if play the usual format we will lose again
adishambill
If we go 442 we will win 2-0 but if play the usual format we will lose again
adishambill
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Stats: Wigan v Reading (Saturday April 19 2014)

Key man watch: Shaun Maloney (Friday April 18 2014)

The Opposition View - Wigan (Thursday April 17 2014)

Team news: Wigan vs Reading (Thursday April 17 2014)

Midfielder frustrated with red return (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Player Ratings - Leicester (H) (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Stats: Reading v Leicester (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Adkins satisfied with crucial point (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Q.P.R. 43 21 10 12 14 73
5. Wigan 42 20 10 12 17 70
6. Brighton 43 17 14 12 12 65
7. Reading 43 17 13 13 10 64
8. Ipswich 43 17 13 13 6 64
9. Forest 43 15 17 11 5 62
10. Bournemouth 43 17 11 15 -1 62

Breaking League News

Edwards - We Need Semi Final Atmopshere
Yeovil : 19/04/2014 23:15:00
Johnson Delighted With Continued Fight
Yeovil : 19/04/2014 23:03:00
Pearson - Hails Discipline
Leicester City : 19/04/2014 22:38:00
Holloway Proud After Middlesbrough Display
Millwall : 19/04/2014 22:22:00
We need to change - Karanka
Middlesbrough : 19/04/2014 22:12:00
McCarthy - Missed Opportunities
Ipswich : 19/04/2014 22:11:00
Boro run ends
Middlesbrough : 19/04/2014 22:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Leicester game?
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 17%
Draw 30%
Loss 53%