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Preview | Portsmouth (H - FA Cup)

1 December 2018

Rochdale v Portsmouth | Crown Oil Arena, Emirates FA Cup Second Round, Sunday 2nd December 2018, 2pm Kick-Off

The Emirates FA Cup returns to the Crown Oil Arena on Sunday, as Dale welcome Portsmouth in the second round of the competition.

Keith Hill’s men were 2-1 winners over National League side Gateshead in the first round, whilst Portsmouth comfortably saw off Maidenhead United 4-0.

The sides have already met in the league this season, with League One table toppers Pompey taking a 3-1 victory back to the south coast.

 

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW

Keith Hill has been on pre-match interview duties ahead of the game.

Click HERE to read his thoughts, or HERE to watch his pre-match interview for FREE.

 

OPPOSITION VIEW

Click HERE to visit Portsmouth’s official website to hear what their manager Kenny Jackett had to say ahead of the game.

 

ADMISSION DETAILS

Admission prices have been reduced for the fixture – they are as follows.

Main Stand & Reside Estate Agency Stand (away end)
Adults - £15
Concessions (21 & under & seniors 65+) - £10
Juniors - £5

The Smith Metals Family Stand (Pearl Street Stand) & the Sandy Lane 
Adults - £12
Concessions - £8
Juniors - £4

Fans can pay cash through the turnstiles on Sunday, or purchase tickets in advance HERE.

 

FIRST TIME VISITOR GUIDE

Are you a first-time visitor to the Crown Oil Arena? Click HERE for all of the information you may need in order to plan your visit and make the most of the matchday experience at Rochdale Football Club!

 

AWAY SUPPORTERS’ GUIDE

If you are a Gateshead fan making your way to the Crown Oil Arena for Saturday’s game, click HERE and have a read of our Visiting Supporters’ Guide which is packed full of useful information!

 

PRE-MATCH

Youngsters can make their own football themed 2019 calendar at our FREE junior event before Sunday’s game! Click HERE for details.

Make sure you give Saturday’s mascots a warm reception! See what the Community Trust have going on at tomorrow’s game HERE.

The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Crown Oil Arena car park, are open to both home and away supporters from midday.

 

REF WATCH

Referee | Sebastian Stockbridge

Assistant Referees | Hristo Karaivanov & Gareth Mellor

Fourth Official | Richard Aspinall

 

MATCH ODDS

Sky Bet are offering odds of 11/5 for a Dale win on Sunday.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.

  

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back for the Emirates FA Cup second round game.

Available for just £2, the programme full of FA Cup based features and is available around the Crown Oil Arena on matchday!

Click HERE to read the full TVOS preview.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Dale

Draws

Portsmouth

1

2

6

 

FLASHBACK

Dale have reached the third round or better in four of the last five seasons.

Click HERE to view highlights of recent second round victories.

 

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

The iFollow programme will start at 1.45pm. Due to broadcasting restrictions, it is audio commentary only. 

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

To access commentary/watch live via your desktop, click on the 'iFollow' tab on our navigation bar. Hover over the 'More' tab and more selections will appear, which is where the 'iFollow' tab is located. Once you’ve clicked through, a link will appear on the left-hand side of the page for you to access the commentary. This will appear on the site around half an hour before kick-off.

We will be tweeting live updates from the match and will go behind-the-scenes with our Instagram Story feature. Follow @officiallydale (Twitter and Instagram).


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