Pompey Fixtures 2018/2019 Released

Pompey will begin the 2018/2019 season with a home game against League Two runners-up Luton Town.

The Hatters will visit Fratton Park for the campaign's curtain raiser on August 4th and that will be followed by a trip to Blackpool a week later, meaning the travelling fans will be able to visit Pleasure Beach in the summer and make a weekend of it.

Pompey's next two home games are likely to see the Milton End full to capacity with Oxford and Plymouth the visitors whilst Sunderland will make their first visit to Portsmouth in over eight years right before Christmas on December 22nd.

The festive period continues with two away games with a trip to Gillingham on Boxing Day and the final fixture of 2018 at Fleetwood, now managed by Joey Barton.

Blues fans will see in 2019 with a home match against AFC Wimbledon on New Year's Day and Easter consists of a trip to relegated Burton on Good Friday followed by a home match with Coventry on Easter Monday. The latter could well be on TV much like last season's Wigan encounter given the scale of the fixture relative to the division both clubs are in.

There could be a grand occasion at the end of the season as Pompey's penultimate game of the campaign is a showdown with promotion favourites Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on April 27th.

Should Kenny Jackett's men fail to reach the play-offs or win automatic promotion, their final match of the season is a Fratton Park finale against League Two champions Accrington Stanley on May 4th with a 5:30 kick-off.

The Tuesday night games this season will see the most loyal of Pompey fans make trips to Bristol Rovers on August 21st, Coventry on October 2nd and Walsall on March 12th. Pompey's home fixtures under the floodlights come on October 23rd against Burton and Walsall on November 27th.

Of course, these fixtures are subject to change and Sky TV may move some fixtures when the international breaks arrive.

There are four scheduled to take place this coming season and two of them will clash with Pompey's home and away matches with Shrewsbury on September 8th and March 23rd respectively.

The other international games will be played whilst Pompey make the short trip to Kingsmeadow on October 13th to take on Wimbledon and when they host Charlton on November 17th; a fixture which looks ripe for TV picking.

There isn't long to go before the season begins now. Pre-season preparations will be underway when Pompey visit Cork on July 2nd and there will only be twenty days to wait after the world cup final before the much anticipated kick-off against Luton.

Here's hoping May 2019 gives us all something to celebrate!