Fans attending Pompey’s only home pre-season friendly of the summer will certainly notice some changes.
The majority will be sat in the redeveloped South Stand, with this game against Coventry (3pm kick-off) acting as a test event ahead of the new League One campaign.
And there are also a host of new faces to see on the pitch, with Danny Cowley having already brought in seven players ahead of next Saturday’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday.
The visitors, meanwhile, are preparing for a third successive campaign at the second level of English football.
City claimed the League One title at the end of the interrupted 2019/20 season and finished in 12th spot last term.
Mark Robins’ men were, like Pompey, recently gearing up for a return to competitive action by training at the Pinatar Arena in Spain.
They enjoyed a 3-1 win over top-flight Nottingham Forest while they were there and have also beaten Oxford and Walsall since returning to England.
Blues fans will be keen to forget the last meeting between the two sides at Fratton Park – a League One encounter in August 2019.
The hosts threw away a two-goal lead to draw 3-3, with Coventry’s late equaliser coming after they had been reduced to nine men.
Colby Bishop could make his first appearance for the Blues after completing his transfer from Accrington earlier in the week.
Fellow summer signings Marlon Pack, Joe Rafferty, Zak Swanson, Josh Griffiths, Joe Pigott and Josh Oluwayemi will also be hoping to make their Fratton bows.
Coventry’s squad includes a couple of former Pompey loanees – defender Dominic Hyam and striker Tyler Walker.
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HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 13 wins
Coventry: 16 wins
At Fratton Park
Pompey: 9 wins
Coventry: 4 wins
Pompey fans can secure tickets in the redeveloped South Stand or North Lower online here or by visiting the Anson Road ticket office.
Supporters can also purchase seats from the booth behind the Fratton End.
Please note that no matchday programme has been produced for this fixture.
The Victory Bar is open for fans from midday, but will be closed at half-time and after the game.
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Referee: Charles Breakspear
Assistants: Andy Laver and Alex James
Fourth Official: Steve Scott
Supporters should note that this game is not available to watch or listen to on iFollow.