There is mixed news for Pompey fans ahead of a hectic run of fixtures between now and the start of 2020.
Six of the next seven games – which leads us up to Boxing Day – take place at Fratton Park, where no opposition team has managed to claim three points this term.
But four of those fixtures are in League One and come against the sides currently occupying the top four places.
Clashes with Peterborough, Ipswich and Wycombe follow in December after this evening’s visit from Rotherham.
The Millers – who have former Fratton boss Richie Barker acting as manager Paul Warne’s assistant – have won four of their past five games.
That run included a memorable triumph at MK Dons on Saturday, as United battled back from a two-goal deficit to claim the spoils.
It leaves them sitting nicely in fourth spot, having claimed six more points than Pompey, albeit playing one match more.
Rotherham were relegated from the Championship last term, but won both meetings with the Blues during the previous campaign.
The hosts will have happier memories of their clash in April 2013, when a 3-2 success secured the Division One title.
Pompey have no new injury concerns, with everyone coming through Saturday’s win at Rochdale unscathed.
Sean Raggett (adductor) could return at the weekend, but Ross McCrorie (hamstring) and skipper Tom Naylor (hamstring) are still at least a week away.
Jack Whatmough has returned to training following a serious knee problem, although needs a reserve game before being considered, while Bryn Morris (groin) is also out.
Michael Smith could feature for the visitors against his former club, but ex-Fratton loanee Joe Mattock (back) is missing.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 11 wins
Rotherham: 10 wins
At Fratton Park
Pompey: 8 wins
Rotherham: 2 wins
Pompey fans can secure seats online here or by visiting the Anson Road ticket office.
From 5.30pm this evening, they can also be bought from the ticket office in Frogmore Road.
Referee: Antony Coggins
Assistants: Richard Morris and Robert Dabbs
Fourth Official: Oliver Jackson
Supporters in the UK and Ireland can watch the action live, with multiple cameras, commentary, replays and graphics. It is priced £10 for a match pass.
Please note that domestic subscribers will still need to purchase a match pass in order to watch the game live.
Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can also watch the action, with commentary starting from around 10 minutes before kick-off.
Please note that in-stadium betting is no longer available at Fratton Park.
ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 7.45pm
Ipswich v Wycombe
Sunderland v Burton