Pompey are hunting for a second successive away victory when they visit Northampton this evening.
Kenny Jackett’s men are looking to build on their impressive 2-0 triumph at AFC Wimbledon at the weekend.
But the Cobblers were also celebrating on Saturday after finally registering their first points of the 2017/18 campaign.
A goal from Matt Crooks after just 21 seconds proved enough to beat Doncaster and see them climb off the foot of the League One table.
It was a dream start for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who replaced former Blues defender Justin Edinburgh as manager earlier in the week.
Northampton had lost all of their previous four league fixtures – including 4-1 defeats to both Charlton and Peterborough – and exited the Carabao Cup at QPR.
Supporters will now be hoping that they can put a run together and ultimately improve on last season’s 16th-placed finish.
Pompey fans will have fond memories of their most recent trip to Sixfields Stadium, with goals from Gareth Evans and Conor Chaplin securing a 2-1 triumph in December 2015.
That failed to stop the Cobblers romping to the League Two title, however – a feat that the Blues emulated last term.
Oliver Hawkins (head), Milan Lalkovic (Achilles) and Jack Whatmough (knee) are all sidelined, while Stuart O’Keefe (arm) is a slight doubt.
John-Joe O’Toole will not feature for the hosts as he requires surgery on a groin problem, while Sam Foley (knee), Sam Hoskins (knee) and Aaron Phillips (thigh) are also injured.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey 16 Wins
Northampton: 9 Wins
Pompey: 6 Wins
Northampton: 6 Wins
There will be around 300 tickets available to buy (cash only) from the away cabin at Sixfields Stadium this evening. Click here for a list of matchday prices.
Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis and no more are available to buy directly from Pompey.
Overseas subscribers can watch the match live by following the same instructions. They can select commentary by clicking on the settings icon at the bottom of the screen and choosing ‘away’.
ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham
Bristol Rovers v Oldham
Charlton v Wigan
Fleetwood v Bury
Oxford v Bradford
Peterborough v MK Dons
Plymouth v Blackpool
Rochdale v Doncaster
Rotherham v Walsall
Scunthorpe v Blackburn
Shrewsbury v Southend
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