Pompey make what is relatively a short trip to South London and Selhurst park on tuesday night, still in search of a maiden win.
Selhurst park has been a regular host over the years and Palace a regular throughout the divisions since the 60’s. Both teams are a bit downtrodden right now, administration has come to us both and both of us sit at the wrong end of the table.
Palace do have one win to their name, since then though it has been straight defeats, while Pompey have turned the smallest of small corners after a more optimistic display on Saturday.
Pompey also have the Carling cup result to gloat about, it took penalties but we came through in the end after dominating the early proceedings of the match.
Crystal palace Team News:
Zaha is suspended, while Darren Ambrose is still struggling with a leg injury. Davids may return after missing the weekend defeat at Reading, while Palace have delved into the loan market and may give home debuts to Vaughan and Gardner.
Player to watch: Vaughan
Seemed to be another of the bright young things coming through at Everton, a few freaky injuries have curtailed his progress and Palace is the next step in his attempts for greatness.
Pompey Team News:
Pompey will be largely unchanged after a decent showing against Ipswich, Mokoena is doubtful after leaving the pitch via st.John’s ambulance, Brown is waiting to reclaim his place though after surprisingly being dropped.
Joel Ward looks likely to continue at right-back after the proposed move for Kyle Naughton drags on.
Player to watch: Mullins
Muggins started his career at Palace, after moving into midfield after his stint in defence he has looked far more comfortable.
Match Facts & Stats
Pompey have the better record this millennium, our last defeat was the 4-2 home defeat shocker in a relegation battle in 2001, our last defeat to Palace at Selhurst was a 4-0 slapping in 1999.
Overall palce have won 20, Pompey 13.
Can we break our duck this time? Or is it more of the same on the road, have a pop here.
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