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PREVIEW Oxford United v Portsmouth

A full guide to tonight's big game at the Kassam Stadium

18 April 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW Oxford United v Portsmouth

A full guide to tonight's big game at the Kassam Stadium

18 April 2023

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Oxford United welcome Portsmouth to the Kassam Stadium tonight in Sky Bet League 1 (7.45pm)

It's a big game for both sides with United looking to pull away from danger and Pompey pushing for a play-off place

TEAM NEWS
Defeat at home to Bolton meant the U's are now without a win in 15 games and they will be looking for a faster start, as midfielder Marcus McGuane told iFollow:

“We came out really slow on Saturday. After that we regrouped and got together and the second half was a lot better but at the end of the day we need to put the ball in the back of the net.

"We know where we are and we know we are in a dogfight.

“We need to get around each other and stick together. That starts against Portsmouth on Tuesday. We will get in to training the next couple of days, get ourselves totally together and we will be ready for Tuesday night.”

Billy Bodin is now back in full training and could feature tonight or return to the squad for the trip to Barnsley on Saturday.

See the full interview with Liam plus the thoughts of Kyle Joseph in the Preview Show in iFollow right now.

THE OPPOSITION
There is a familiar face in charge of Pompey as John Mousinho returns to the U's.

“Everyone’s aware of the situation and it’s something that I’m just going to have to keep internal" he told the official Portsmouth website. "For the boys and everyone else involved, it’s just another game – it’s not like there are five or six players going back there. It might seem a bit strange for me to be in the other dressing room and the opposite dug-out. That’s always the case when you go back to an old club.

“The important message for me is that we go there, try to do a professional job and come away with three point.I think that Oxford have been unlucky in some of their recent games and they’re not conceding a lot of goals, with a few narrow losses. They still have a huge amount of attacking talent on the pitch that a lot of sides at this level would envy, even if they haven’t been scoring many.

“Oxford have been playing some good football lately and we’ll certainly have to be wary of them on Tuesday.”

TICKETS
Tickets are available now from

  • oufctickets.co.uk
  • By calling 01865 337533
  • In person from the Kassam Stadium Ticket Office on matchday
PARKING AND ACCESS
There are around 2,000 free parking spaces at the stadium but we ask everyone to arrive early and park legally.

The gate behind the Planet IT North Stand will be in place so pedestrians cannot move from one end of the ground to the other behind that stand
 
VISITING FANS
Click here for a full away fan guide: away fan guide 2223.pdf
Please park in the West Car Park - the one closest to the cinema and bowling complex at the fence end of the ground.
 
GETTING HERE
The Football Special bus services, including the Didcot/Abingdon service, offer easy and affordable transport to home games and from now until the end of the season they are part of the government's £2 for a ticket scheme. Click HERE for timetables and details.
 
FAMILY
You can download a full guide to bringing your family to the Kassam Stadium here: FamilyDayGuide for download.pdf

FIFTY/50
Our Polythene UK Fifty/50 tickets are available all around the ground and offer a great chance to win cash at half time.

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COVERAGE
The game is available to watch in the UK and worldwide in iFollow.

CLICK HERE to see all the action, with commentary from our friends at BBC Oxford

You can also follow the whole game on Twitter through @OUFCOfficial or on our Instagram page and we will have a full match report and Gallery right here on the final whistle.


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