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Portsmouth's leading scorer Yakubu is hopeful of returning after an Achilles tendon problem.

Diomansy Kamara is likely to make way, captain Arjan De Zeeuw faces a fitness test (stomach virus) and Andy Griffin and Patrik Berger are in contention.

Southampton captain Jamie Redknapp will start the south-coast derby after sitting out the midweek trip to Bolton because of a niggling knee problem.

Defender Jason Dodd returns to the squad after a loan spell at Plymouth.

Portsmouth (from): Ashdown, Griffin, Primus, De Zeeuw, Stefanovic, Taylor, Stone, O'Neil, Hughes, Skopelitis, Berger, Cisse, Yakubu, LuaLua, Kamara, Fuller, Rodic, Mezague, Hislop, Chalkias.

Southampton (from): Niemi, Telfer, Lundekvam, Jakobsson, Davenport, Dodd, Bernard, Cranie, Delap, Nilsson, Quashie, Redknapp, A Svensson, Le Saux, Crouch, Phillips, Camara, Higginbotham, Oakley, Smith.

BIG-MATCH FACTS

# PORTSMOUTH and Southampton size up each other for a high noon south coast Sunday showdown. There's far more than the bragging rights of Hampshire at stake in this one. Pompey have had just under three months to wait for an opportunity to avenge their FA Cup defeat at St Mary's, and would dearly love to get one over former manager Harry Redknapp, who makes his first return to Fratton Park since his defection. Victory for Pompey would increase their chances of top flight survival and decrease those of the Saints.

# In three matches under Alain Perrin, Portsmouth have won one, drawn one and lost one. The 4-2 home victory over Charlton is their only maximum in nine League outings, six of which were lost. But it leaves the Fratton Park side above the danger line - seven points superior to their neighbours.

# All three Premiership matches between these clubs have been home wins. Last season's fixture at Fratton Park was a scrappy derby, decided by striker Aiyegbeni Yakubu converting a pinpoint low cross from Steve Stone - the only goal of the game.

# SOUTHAMPTON are in dire need of maximum points and a third victory this season over their arch rivals. The current tally of 28 points from 34 matches is the lowest such total the Saints have ever accrued at this stage, and means their chances of survival are slimmer than any previous year since the Premier League was instituted.

# The St Mary's side have won three of 18 Premiership matches under Harry Redknapp, and have taken just one point from their last four outings. They have conceded 10 goals in four games and have failed to win in 16 of their 17 away matches - the exception being a 1-3 triumph at Middlesbrough on 20 March - their last maximum.

# Saints have won four and drawn one of their last six League visits to Portsmouth. They put themselves on course for a fourth 'double' over Pompey with a 2-1 victory at St Mary's in November. Kevin Phillips scored the decider, but the result did little to ease the pressure on manager Steve Wigley in a turbulent season. Harry Redknapp was in charge of Portsmouth then, but swapped sides just before the fourth round FA Cup tie in January. Striker Peter Crouch converted a controversially awarded injury-time penalty, which handed a seemingly embarrassed Redknapp a dramatic 2-1 victory.

Referee:
Steve Dunn (Bristol)

SEQUENCES/RECENT FORM

PORTSMOUTH
Club stats
Fixtures
Going into the weekend: 16th 35 points
(all statistics are ahead of this weekend's round of Premiership fixtures)

# Won one of the last nine.
# Lost six of the last nine - all Premiership.
# Lost 17 Premiership matches this season. Only Crystal Palace (19) have been beaten more often.
# Gone in all square at half time on 21 of 34 occasions in top League games.
# Opponents have scored first in 21 top division encounters this term, and only two of those 21 have been won (v West Brom and Middlesbrough - both at home).
# Third bottom of the Premiership's "Last Six Current Form" table with five points from the 18.
# Drawn level from being in arrears on 14 occasions in top flight matches this term - more times than any other club.
# Bagged five fewer points than at this stage last season - their only previous Premiership campaign.

# Drawn just three home games in the Premiership. Everton are the only club with fewer home stalemates (one).
# Managed just two clean sheets in home top flight matches (v Tottenham and Manchester United). No club has kept fewer.

SOUTHAMPTON
Club stats
Fixtures
Going into the weekend: 18th 28 points
(all statistics are ahead of this weekend's round of Premiership fixtures)

# Not won in four - all Premiership.
# Drawn one and lost three since beating Middlesbrough 1-3 at the Riverside on 20 March.
# Lost four of the last six in all competitions.
# Recorded two wins in 10 Premiership outings.
# Won just five Premiership matches this season.
# Drawn 13 times in the top flight. Only West Brom have finished level more often (14 games).
# Won three, drawn seven and lost eight Premiership games since Harry Redknapp was appointed manager.
# Scored the quickest top flight goal this season - James Beattie after 12 seconds against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 28 August.
# Opened the scoring in nine Premiership games. Only Norwich have led the way less frequently (seven games).
# Lost the lead 11 times in top table engagements. Only Newcastle (18) have relinquished the advantage more frequently.
# Involved in more goalless draws in the top division than any other club, with the exception of Manchester United (five each).
# Never had so few as 28 points after 34 games of a Premiership season.
# Fielded more players in Premiership matches than any other club (34).

# Managed just one victory in 17 League games on the road.
# Picked up fewer points on their Premiership travels than any other club, with the exception of Norwich (seven each).
# Lost more Premiership games, away from home, than any other club (12).
# Kept only two top flight clean sheets on the road (at Charlton and West Brom - both 0-0).

KEY PLAYER NOTES/POTENTIAL MILESTONES

PORTSMOUTH
Squad profiles

# If selected in the 11, Arjan DE ZEEUW will be making his 100th League start for Portsmouth.
# If on the field from the outset, Patrik BERGER will be making his 50th Premiership start for Pompey.

SOUTHAMPTON
Squad profiles

# If they participate, Peter CROUCH and Nigel QUASHIE will be facing a former club.
# CROUCH is two goals short of 50 career League goals.
# Jamie REDKNAPP is a hat trick short of 50 club career goals.
# If on the field from the commencement, Danny HIGGINBOTHAM will be making his 150th career club start.
# Suspended: David PRUTTON

LAST SEASON'S CORRESPONDING GAME:
Portsmouth 1-0 Southampton
21 March 2004 - Ref: Mark Halsey
Portsmouth scorer: Yakubu 68

THIS SEASON'S REVERSE FIXTURE:
Southampton 2-1 Portsmouth
13 November 2004 - Ref: Graham Poll
Southampton scorers: Blackstock 18, Phillips 71
Portsmouth scorer: Jakobsson 12 og

HEAD TO HEAD TOTALS
League: Portsmouth 7 wins, Southampton 14, Draws 8
Prem: Portsmouth 1 win, Southampton 2, Draws 0

HEAD TO HEAD at Portsmouth
League: Portsmouth 3 wins, Southampton 7, Draws 4
Prem: Portsmouth 1 win, Southampton 0, Draws 0
 

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1-0 Yakubu Penalty :frownani:
 

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i missed this, what was the final score?
 

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I believe Pompey may have just shaded it 4-1 :D
 
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