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Friday's League One playoff semi-final predictions including Portsmouth vs. Oxford

Sports Mole provides score predictions for Friday's two League One playoff semi-final first legs - Portsmouth vs. Oxford and Fleetwood vs. Wycombe.

Portsmouth vs. Oxford Utd (Friday, 5.30pm)

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett pictured on January 28, 2020© Reuters

After an absence of nearly four months, the League One campaign resumes on Friday as Portsmouth and Oxford United face off at Fratton Park in the first of the playoff semi-finals.

Clubs voted in June to end the season early and settle the table on a points-per-game basis due to the coronavirus crisis, meaning that Pompey and United finished level on points.

We say: Portsmouth 1-0 Oxford United

Portsmouth have not lost at home in the league in over a year, while Oxford won five in a row to see out the regular campaign. Form will surely count for little after a four-month gap between matches, however, and we can see Pompey taking a slender lead into next Monday's second leg.

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Fleetwood vs. Wycombe (Friday, 7.30pm)

Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton pictured in January 2020© Reuters

Four months on from their most recent outings, Fleetwood Town and Wycombe Wanderers meet at Highbury Stadium on Friday in the first leg of their League One playoff semi-final.

Wycombe finished third in the table after clubs voted to end the season early and settle each position on a points-per-game basis, while Fleetwood claimed sixth place.

We say: Fleetwood 2-1 Wycombe

Fleetwood took four points off Wycombe during the regular season and boast the joint-best home record in League One this term, so we are backing Barton's men to take a slender lead into next week's reverse fixture.

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Friday's key events

· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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