Pompey will be looking to build on Saturday’s stormer against United with a similar result against Watford at the other end of the Premiership.
The fans will be hoping United’s demise was not just a flash in the pan, but a return to pre-xmas form and the springboard for one final European push, although Pompey have already eclipsed their record points total in the Premiership there is still plenty to play for.
Watford Team News:
No great injury worries for Watford, Marlon King is out for the season, but its the form of a few players that is the worry for Boothroyd, both Henderson and Mahon were dragged off by half-time against ‘Boro and Boothroyd may make a few changes in a match they have to win to have any hope of survival.
Player to watch: DeMerit
The big Yank scored down at Fratton earlier this season and has always stood to be counted in a turmulent season.
Pompey Team News:
Campbell may make a return, but remains doubtful, Lauren looks to have suffered a recurrence of his troublesome thigh problem and Gary O’Neil is also struggling after running about two marathons at Fratton. Pamarot should step in for Lauren, while Arnold Mvuemba will be on standby also.
Up front Harry may decide to freshen up his options with both Lua and Todorov champing at the bit.
Player to watch: Taylor
Looked full of goal threat again, and this is a man who scores in flurries, and in our last two games goals have come from the left-handed berth.
Match Facts & Stats
Late win down at Fratton gave Pompey the points at home.
Pompey have won two games in 2007 so far but form is on the up, Watford will fight to the end but to be fair have looked doomed since the pre-season injury to top scorer King.
Pompey win? You’d hope so after Saturday but it will be an almighty scrap.
Newcastle at Fratton