Pompey have certainly racked up the motorway miles over the past fortnight – and now have their fourth away game in five fixtures.
But after treks to Cambridge, Barnsley and Accrington, it is a relatively short journey to Bristol Rovers on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
Their opponents are currently sitting comfortably in 14th position – nine points behind the Blues after 36 fixtures.
Joey Barton’s side were also in action earlier in the week, with a three-match unbeaten run ended by a 2-0 defeat to Wycombe at the Memorial Stadium.
It stretched their winless home run to six games in all competitions, although there have been respectable draws with Ipswich and Barnsley in that period.
The Pirates are playing at this level after dramatically securing the final League Two automatic promotion spot on the final day of last season.
They had to win by five more goals than Northampton – and did exactly that, courtesy of a 7-0 rout of Scunthorpe.
It finished 3-1 to Pompey when the sides met at Fratton Park back in August, with Connor Ogilvie, Joe Pigott and Owen Dale all on target.
With Jay Mingi and Clark Robertson both returning to fitness, it leaves Ronan Curtis (knee), Marlon Pack (knee), Jayden Reid (knee) and Zak Swanson (groin) as the only injured players.
But Joe Pigott will now begin a three-match ban after the club opted not to appeal his red card at Accrington.
Paul Coutts (knee) and Sim Finley (illness) are both missing for the hosts, who have stripped Aaron Collins of the captaincy.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 25 wins
Bristol Rovers: 12 wins
On the road
Pompey: 8 wins
Bristol Rovers: 10 wins
Pompey have sold their full allocation of tickets for the game and none will be available to buy on the day.
Click here for a guide to visiting the Memorial Stadium that has been produced by the home club.
Referee: James Bell
Assistants: Ian Cooper and Daniel Leach
Fourth Official: Alan Young
Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch all the action live, with accompanying commentary.
There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.
ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
Games kick-off at 3pm unless stated
Sheffield Wednesday v Bolton (7.45pm)
Lincoln v Peterborough (1pm)
Accrington v MK Dons
Cambridge v Charlton
Cheltenham v Exeter
Derby v Fleetwood
Ipswich v Shrewsbury
Morecambe v Oxford
Plymouth v Forest Green
Port Vale v Burton
Wycombe v Barnsley