You do not have to cast your mind back too far to find the last time Pompey made the trip to Ipswich.
It was just five weeks ago when the Blues won a dramatic Portman Road contest to reach the second round of the FA Cup.
Sean Raggett was somehow not flagged offside and scored an extra-time winner after the hosts had fought back from two goals two.
But both sides would freely admit that there is a bigger prize at stake on Saturday – three precious League One points.
They are currently sitting side-by-side in the standings, with the Tractor Boys one place higher in third spot.
But Ipswich had only been victorious in one of five successive league matches before last weekend’s come-from-behind triumph at Plymouth.
And they have yet to draw on their own patch this season, securing six wins and being beaten just twice.
Those two losses did come in their most recent fixtures in Suffolk, however, with Hull (3-0) and Charlton (2-0) both escaping with a maximum haul.
The Covid-19 pandemic ensured there was only one league meeting between the sides last season, with Ronan Curtis netting the Pompey winner 12 months ago.
Pompey have a fully-fit squad to select from, with Michael Jacobs returning to full training at the start of the week.
Ipswich are without Teddy Bishop (ankle), Flynn Downes (knee), Aaron Drinan (thigh), Liam Gibbs (hamstring) and Freddie Sears (hamstring).
Kane Vincent-Young is working his way back to fitness following an Achilles injury, but Saturday’s game probably comes too soon for the defender.
Oli Hawkins could come up against his former club, with the striker coming off the bench at Plymouth last week.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 14 wins
Ipswich: 19 wins
At Portman Road
Pompey: 9 wins
Ipswich: 9 wins
Referee: Thomas Bramall
Assistants: Anthony Da Costa and Darren Blunden
Fourth Official: Sam Purkiss
Supporters in the UK can watch the action live – with graphics, commentary and replays – by purchasing a match pass for £10.
Please note that subscribers based in the UK and Ireland will still need to purchase a match pass in order to watch the game live.
There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.
ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 3pm
Blackpool v Oxford
Bristol Rovers v Plymouth
Charlton v AFC Wimbledon
Crewe v Northampton
Doncaster v Gillingham
Hull v Shrewsbury
Lincoln v Sunderland
MK Dons v Burton
Peterborough v Rochdale
Swindon v Fleetwood
Wigan v Accrington