It is set to be a scorching weekend across the country this weekend, with some of the highest temperatures to be found in Cheltenham.
So a large army of travelling fans will be hoping that Pompey do not wilt in the heat when they visit Whaddon Road on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
Danny Cowley’s side enjoyed a comfortable Carabao Cup win over Championship side Cardiff earlier in the week.
The Robins experienced a more sobering evening, however, as they were thrashed 7-0 at home by fellow third tier club Exeter.
It has been a disappointing start to the season for Wade Elliott’s men, who have been beaten in both of their league matches.
They let slip a two-goal lead to lose to Peterborough on the opening day before suffering a narrow defeat at Barnsley.
Pompey have only won two of their previous nine meetings with Cheltenham, six of which ended all square.
Their only reverse came at Whaddon Road last season, with Liam Sercombe netting the only goal in the second half.
Pompey will be waiting on the fitness of Denver Hume, Connor Ogilvie and Clark Robertson, as the trio step up their returns to full fitness.
Joe Morrell (groin), Jayden Reid (hamstring) and Ryan Tunnicliffe (hamstring) all remain sidelined for the Blues.
Josh Griffiths and Marlon Pack both previously spent time at Cheltenham, who will be without Matty Blair (knee).
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 2 wins
Cheltenham: 1 win
At Whaddon Road
Pompey: 1 win
Cheltenham: 1 win
Pompey have sold their full allocation of tickets for Saturday’s game and no more will be made available.
Supporters collecting tickets at Whaddon Road should visit the away collection booth outside the entrance to the Hazlewoods Stand.
Fans attending the game on Saturday should note that several rail operators are affected by strikes this weekend. Please check before you travel.
The country is currently being affected by a heatwave. Click here for information on how to stay safe in the sun.
Click here to read a Cheltenham stadium guide that has been produced by the Robins Trust.
Referee: Alan Young
Assistants: Paul Kelly and James Vallance
Fourth Official: Jack Clench
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Games kick-off at 3pm unless stated
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Lincoln v Forest Green
Morecambe v Fleetwood
Plymouth v Peterborough
Port Vale v Bolton
Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton
Wycombe v Shrewsbury