Pompey will hope to start the Easter weekend in style when they make the Good Friday trip to MK Dons (3pm kick-off).
With a Fratton fixture against Morecambe to follow on Monday, it gives John Mousinho’s men a chance to keep up their late push for a play-off spot.
Both of those sides are occupying positions at the wrong end of the table, although the Blues’ first opponents can approach the game in confident fashion.
The Dons have spent much of the campaign in the League One drop zone, with Liam Manning sacked as head coach in December.
And his replacement Mark Jackson has guided them above the dreaded dotted line in recent weeks, courtesy of a four-match unbeaten run.
That includes successive 1-0 victories over fellow strugglers Cambridge, Accrington and Morecambe before last Saturday’s 2-2 draw at a Wycombe team chasing the top six.
It means that the Buckinghamshire outfit have climbed to 19th position and are five points clear of danger.
There have already been two meetings between the sides this season – with both taking place at Fratton Park.
Reeco Hackett’s strike and a brace of Colby Bishop penalties saw Pompey triumph 3-2 in the second round of the FA Cup, but MK Dons hit back to win 2-0 in the league the following month.
Ronan Curtis (knee), Jayden Reid (knee) and Zak Swanson (groin) are all still sidelined for Pompey, while Reeco Hackett (knee) is a doubt.
Joe Pigott is available again after completing a three-match ban, while John Mousinho confirmed last week that Clark Robertson’s substitution against Forest Green was only due to cramp.
The home side are expected to be without Sullay Kaikai (hamstring) and Warren O’Hora (foot) over Easter.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 5 wins
MK Dons: 5 wins
At Stadium MK
Pompey: 1 win
MK Dons: 3 wins
Pompey fans can secure their seats online here or by visiting the Anson Road ticket office until 4pm on Friday.
They can also be purchased from the away ticket booth (near gate three) at Stadium MK on the day of the game.
Referee: Carl Brook
Assistants: Alex James and Damith Bandara
Fourth Official: Nicholas Cooper
Domestic iFollow subscribers can enjoy audio commentary from Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham as usual, but will need to purchase a match pass if they want to watch the game.
There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Saturday.
ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 3pm
Accrington v Port Vale
Bristol Rovers v Charlton
Burton v Barnsley
Cambridge v Fleetwood
Exeter v Bolton
Forest Green v Derby
Ipswich v Wycombe
Lincoln v Cheltenham
Morecambe v Plymouth
Oxford v Sheffield Wednesday
Shrewsbury v Peterborough