Pompey will have to guard against complacency when they visit struggling Burton as League One action returns this evening (7.45pm kick-off).
The visitors have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season, which saw Danny Cowley collect the division’s ‘Manager of the Month’ award.
Their opponents, by contrast, are propping up the rest of the table, having collected a solitary point from their opening seven fixtures.
That came at Accrington last month and saw the Brewers concede twice at the death in a dramatic 4-4 draw.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink stepped down as boss eight days ago and has been replaced by his assistant Dino Maamria.
He will not be able to call on the services of Gassan Ahadme, though, with the striker making a deadline day switch to Ipswich.
The former Blues loanee had been Albion’s top scorer with five goals already this term, including a brace in a Papa John’s Trophy win over Leicester U21s.
Both sides won 2-1 on their own patch last term, with Reeco Hackett netting Pompey’s consolation at the Pirelli Stadium.
Louis Thompson (leg) is sidelined for Pompey, while the game likely comes too soon for Jayden Reid (hamstring).
Sam Winnall is expected to make his second debut for the Brewers after returning to the club on a free transfer last week.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 4 wins
Burton: 3 wins
On the road
Pompey: 3 wins
Burton: 2 wins
Pompey fans can purchase tickets (cash or card) from the ticket windows at the Pirelli Stadium this evening, although prices do increase by £2.
Supporters collecting tickets should visit the window located at the main south end of the ground.
Click here to read a guide provided by our hosts, while the Family Zone welcomes home and away fans on a matchday.
There will be a minute's silence before kick-off to remember Her late Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, which will be followed by the national anthem.
Referee: Rebecca Welch
Assistants: Richard Woodward and Lee Freeman
Fourth Official: Robert Lewis
There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Wednesday.
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ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 7.45pm
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Charlton v Forest Green
Cheltenham v Cambridge
Ipswich v Bristol Rovers
Lincoln v Derby
MK Dons v Bolton
Morecambe v Sheffield Wednesday
Peterborough v Fleetwood
Plymouth v Oxford
Shrewsbury v Exeter
Wycombe v Accrington