2019/20 Opposition Guide: Portsmouth

Ahead of the 2019/20 Sky Bet League One campaign, bwfc.co.uk will profile each of Wanderers' opponents.

In our latest article, we have Portsmouth...

Nickname: Pompey

Founded: 1898

Stadium: Fratton Park

Capacity: 19,669

2018/19 Finish: 4th in League One

2018/19 Top Scorer: Jamal Lowe, 11 goals in all competitions

Manager: Kenny Jackett

Distance From The University Of Bolton Stadium: 257 miles

Getting To The Ground

By Car After merging onto the M42 from the M6 Toll, take the junction 3A exit towards London/Warwick/Stratford, joining onto the M40.

Follow the motorway down towards junction 9 and use the left two lanes to join onto the A34, signposted for Bicester/Aylesbury/Oxford/Newbury.

Head along the A34 and merge onto the M3 momentarily before taking the M27 exit.

Continue along the M27 eastbound (ignoring the M275 turn off for Portsmouth city centre) on to the A27. At the junction with the A2030 turn right towards Southsea/Fratton. Continue along the A2030 and eventually you will see the ground in front of you.

By train The nearest train station is Fratton Station.

Once at Fratton Station, exit via the footbridge and turn left onto Goldsmith Avenue. Continue along for approximately half a mile and Frogmore Road is on your left. Fratton Park is situated at the bottom.

The Stadium Address for SatNav’s is as follows:

Portsmouth Football Club 
Fratton Park 

Head to Head: Wanderers and Portsmouth have met a whopping 97 times, with the first meeting taking place in 1927.

In the Whites last game against Pompey in 2010, it was a 2-2 draw at the University of Bolton Stadium, with Ivan Klasnic and Kevin Davies giving Wanderers the lead before a Aruna Dindane brace earned the Hampshire club a point.

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