Tranmere v Portsmouth: team news, match odds, key stats and form guides ahead of Prenton Park fixture

Pompey head to Tranmere today looking to secure a post-war-record nine successive wins.

Saturday, 8th February 2020, 12:00 pm

They face a Rovers side currently third from bottom in the League One standings and without a victory in 2020.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game (3pm).

Tranmere team news

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Tranmere will again be without Ollie Banks, Mark Ellis and Evans Gumbs (all knee injuries), after they missed the midweek defeat at the hands of Doncaster.

Manager Micky Mellon will also be without the services of Corey Blackett-Taylor (shin) and Morgan Feeney (hamstring).

Peter Clarke, who also missed Tuesday night’s defeat to Doncaster, remains a doubt for the fixture at Prenton Park.

It is likely new signing Andy Cook will again lead the line for the League One strugglers.

Pompey boss Kenny Jackett

Cook made his debut against Donny after signing on deadline day from Mansfield Town.

Pompey team news

Oli Hawkins could miss Pompey’s next two matches – against Tranmere today and the trip to Coventry on Tuesday night.

Hawkins suffered a head injury representing the reserves in a 2-1 loss at Exeter on Tuesday.

He was forced off in the 40th minute having sustained concussion and was replaced by Alfie Stanley.

Protocol means the ex-Dagenham man is forced to miss the clash at Prenton Park – although he hasn’t featured in the past two Blues match-day squads.

Match Odds Tranmere: 15/4 1-0 12/1, 2-0 22-1, 2-1 14/1, 3-0 50-1, 3-1 33/1, 3-2 40-1.

Pompey: 3/4 1-0 13/2, 2-0 15/2, 2-1 15/2, 3-0 14/1, 3-1 14/1, 3-2 22-1. Draw: 5/2 0-0 10-1, 1-1 6/1, 2-2 14/1, 3-3 40-1. Referee Michael Salisbury (Lancashire) Head to Head

Tranmere

P36 W11 D7 L19

Top scorer: Connor Jennings (7)

Most appearances: Kieron Morris (33)

Most assists: Kieron Morris (6) Pompey P40 W24 D9 L7

Top scorer Ronan Curtis (13)

Most appearances: Ben Close and John Marquis (both 37)

Most assists: Ryan Williams (7)

Form Guide

Tranmere L 3-0 (H) Doncaster League One

L 2-0 (A) Bolton League One

L 1-0 (H) Sunderland League One

L 6-0 (H) Manchester United FA Cup

W 2-1 (H) ET Watford FA Cup

Pompey W 2-0 (H) Sunderland League One

W 2-0 (A) Lincoln League One

W 4-2 (H) Barnsley FA Cup

W 2-1 (H) Scunthorpe EFL Trophy

W 1-0 (A) Bolton League One

Other Fixtures (3pm kick-offs unless stated)

AFC Wimbledon v Fleetwood Town, Blackpool v Southend United, Burton Albion v Gillingham, Coventry City v Bolton Wanderers, Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale, Peterborough United v Oxford United, Shrewsbury Town v MK Dons, Sunderland v Ipswich Town, Wycombe Wanderers v Bristol Rovers.