Portsmouth v Sunderland AFC: How to watch, stream details and team news ahead of League One clash on Sky Sports

Sunderland AFC face another big test in League One on Tuesday evening – and here’s everything you need to know ahead of the visit to Portsmouth:

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 12:44 pm

When is the game? What time is kick-off?

Sunderland AFC will face Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Tuesday, March 9.

Kick-off is at 7:45pm.

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Portsmouth v Sunderland AFC: How to watch, stream details and team news ahead of League One clash on Sky Sports
Portsmouth v Sunderland AFC: How to watch, stream details and team news ahead of League One clash on Sky Sports

Is Portsmouth v Sunderland AFC on TV? How can I follow it live?

Portsmouth v Sunderland AFC will be broadcast on TV, with coverage available on Sky Sports.

The game will be available to watch on Sky Sports Football, with coverage beginning at 7:30pm. You can also watch the game on Now TV.

The Sunderland Echo will also be running a comprehensive live blog with team news, updates, reaction and analysis from writers Phil Smith and Mark Donnelly.

And we will also be holding a live watchalong on Facebook – which you can find out more about HERE.

Is there any injury news? Who is in the teams?

Sunderland will be without a number of players for the game.

Jordan Willis and Arbenit Xhemajli are out for the season, while the game may come too soon for the likes of Denver Hume and Ross Stewart.

Lynden Gooch and Conor McLaughlin could return having missed the weekend win over Rochdale, while Bailey Wright and Tom Flanagan are also nearing a return.

Portsmouth are hopeful of welcoming back key man Michael Jacobs for the clash, after the attacking midfielder missed the last month through injury.

Full-back James Bolton returned to the squad at Northampton on Saturday and could start against the Black Cats, but goalkeeper Alex Bass is out injured for several weeks and will miss the visit of Lee Johnson’s side.

Who is the referee?

The EFL have confirmed that David Rock will referee the League One clash.

Gareth Viccars and Mark Derrien are the assistant referees, with Craig Hicks – who recently refereed Sunderland’s win at Burton - the fourth official.

What are the odds?

Sky Bet are offering the following odds on the game:

Sunderland - 8/5

Portsmouth - 8/5

Draw – 11/5

Are any tickets available?

No. All League One games are currently being played behind closed doors meaning no tickets will be available.

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