Date: 23rd February 2008 at 12:56pm
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Back to the cut and thrust of premiership football for Pompey, we need a win to stay in touch with the Euro spots, Sunderland need one to stay out of touch with the relegation ones.

Vital Quotes:

Harry Redknapp has been praising up Kenwyne Jones this week, the big West Indian was certainly a handful at the Stadium of Light, he gave Campbell a torrid time.

Pompey Team News:

No new injury worries for Pompey, Nugent is still sidelined but looks Ipswich bound anyway. James has got off the toilet and should be fit to start, Ashdown is waiting in the wings.

Player to watch: Defoe

Benjani has departed and its over to Defoe to supply us with our goalscoring thrills, a European spot we want and its the England man with the responsibility to fire us there.

Sunderland Team News:

Richardson won’t be available to score this time thankfully, a hamstring has him sidelined. Higginbotham and Liam Miller also look like dipping out.

Player to watch: Jones

Goes without saying really, the ex-saint will be in for stick, Campbell and Distin know what to expect this time, so if we stop him we should stop Sunderland.

Match Facts & Stats

2-0 last month, time to turn the tables?

Match Prediction:

We owe them one, can we do it though? Place a guess here.

Next Fixtures:

Euro rivals Everton at Goodison next Sunday