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The Big Match Preview: Portsmouth

3 February 2017

All you need to know ahead of the Sky Bet League 2 meeting with Portsmouth at Adams Park on Saturday (k.o. 3pm).

Wycombe Wanderers vs Portsmouth
Saturday 4th February 2017, k.o. 3pm 
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ 
Referee: Graham Salisbury

- Read the key facts and figures ahead of the game

Seventh plays sixth in Sky Bet League 2 as Wycombe and Portsmouth go head-to-head for the third time this season, having won one each in their league and cup duels so far.

Paul Cook's pre-season promotion favourites came out on top in the league in September, capitalising on defensive mistakes to record a 4-2 victory at Fratton Park, but the Chairboys earned their revenge two months later, securing their passage to the second round of the FA Cup with a marvellous 2-1 away win.

The two sides come into the game off the back of defeats to Exeter, who have now stormed past them both into fourth place, and both could field new arrivals with Alex Jakubiak in line for a home debut for the Blues while Eoin Doyle and Aaron Simpson could feature for Pompey after signing on Tuesday.

The south coast club have never lost at Adams Park, but Gareth Ainsworth's men are unbeaten in the league on home turf since mid-October and will hope to return to winning ways after their long unbeaten run was ended in Devon.

First Time Fans 
Read our guide for first-time fans here

Tickets start at £15 for adults and £7 for juniors, while under 7s go free in the Origin Family Stand. There's a £2 discount when you buy before 5pm on Friday.

Call 01494 441118 or go online to book tickets. Online sales will end at 5pm on Friday.

Portsmouth fans are accommodated in the Panache Stand - their allocation of 1,800 tickets has completely sold out, with no more available.

You can travel to the game by bus thanks to the Arriva service, which has two vehicles in operation for this fixture. 

Adult return: £3 
Adult single: £2 
Concession return: £1.50 
Concession single: £1 

Fares are charged at the same rate regardless of where passengers board the service. Concessions are classed at under 16s and over 60s. 

The service timetables are as follows.

Saturday service (for 3pm kick-offs)
  • Wycombe Railway Station – 13.05 and 14.05
  • Eden Bus Station – 13.15 and 14.15
  • Handy Cross Park & Ride – 13.25 and 14.25
  • Adams Park – 13.35 and 14.35 
  • End of Hillbottom Road – 17.10
  • Handy Cross Park & Ride – 17.20
  • Eden Bus Station – 17.30
  • Wycombe Railway Station – 17.40
There will be no parking for the general public in the lower tier - spaces in the upper tier are £5 per car. *Please note that heavy rain is forecast and this is likely to reduce the number of spaces available on the upper tier.*

There are additional club-run car parks behind Origin Global (on the left before the Adams Park gates), and at United Biscuits further down Hillbottom Road, both priced at £5 a car.

Spaces for pass holders in the club car park are guaranteed up until 2.30pm, after which time the lower tier becomes closed to vehicles due to high pedestrian traffic. 

Blue badge holders are required to pre-book one of 15 complimentary parking spaces via the ticket office; otherwise the standard £5 charge applies. 

Where to go 
Buying tickets for this game - ticket office 1 (open from 10pm) or 2 (from 1pm).
Buying tickets for upcoming games - ticket office 1
Collecting pre-booked tickets - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Ticket enquiries - ticket office 1, window 4 
Shop - through the shop doors 
Hospitality and boardroom guests - through the arch to the reception desk 
Media - through the arch to the reception desk 
Players and officials - designated entrance to the right of the shop 
Scouts - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1 
Staff/deliveries - delivery entrance to the left of the shop 

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 12pm. 
  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands, and after the game.
  • Monty's - home fans only. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available. This lounge will close at 6pm due to a private function that evening.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee - away fans only. Food and drink available.
All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls, with the exception of the marquee.

There's a new BBQ situated near to the entrance to the Caledonian Suite, serving burgers, hot dogs and steak burgers from midday and at half-time.

There's also a hog roast outside the marquee.

Inside the stadium, each stand is serviced by a kiosk serving hot and cold food and drink. 

After the game, there'll be a Q&A in the Caledonian Suite with a member of the squad.

This week's matchday programme contains plenty of coverage of last week's cup classic, plus the thoughts of Garry Thompson, and a welcome to the two newest signings, Alex Jakubiak and Paris Cowan-Hall.

Steve Wilson inducts the latest star into his Hall of Fame, Tom Bowers recalls a previous meeting with Pompey and there's a round-up of the latest activity from the Sports & Education Trust. 

This edition is 64 pages and costs £3.

50/50 matchday draws
The club operates two matchday draws giving fans the chance to win a cash prize. Purchase your blue £1 or orange £2 tickets from our vendors around the ground to be entered into the draw, where 50% of the takings go into the prize fund and the other 50% goes to support club projects.

Matchday timetable 
10am - ticket office 1 and shop open.
12pm - bars open, plus BBQ at terrace end of car park.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl. 
2.00pm - teams announced via Twitter. 
2.15pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars. 
3pm - kick-off. 
3.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands have access to the Caledonian Suite and BBQ.
4pm - second half commences. 
4.45pm - full-time. Caledonian Suite and Monty's bar open.

Live commentary 
Tune in to Chairboys PlayerHD for live commentary from 2.55pm. Click here for details of how to subscribe.

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