It might be early days, but there is every reason to get excited about Saturday’s League One action at Fratton Park (3pm kick-off).
Pompey and Peterborough are first and fourth in the standings respectively after the opening six matches.
And they are also the division’s entertainers, with the clubs jointly topping the goals scored chart with 13 apiece.
But while the Blues remain unbeaten in the league, their opponents have suffered a couple of defeats on the road.
Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Derby followed on from a reverse at Plymouth earlier in August, while they needed to come from two goals down to triumph at Cheltenham on the opening day.
It is a different story on the road, however, where Grant McCann’s men have won all three of their fixtures without conceding.
Posh are looking to make an instant return to the Championship after being relegated at the end of last season.
They were beaten 2-0 on their most recent visit to Fratton Park, with Jack Whatmough and Tom Naylor getting the goals in front of a Covid affected small crowd in December 2020.
Josh Koroma could make his debut for Pompey after completing a deadline day loan switch from Huddersfield.
Louis Thompson (leg) is sidelined for the hosts, while the game likely comes too soon for Jayden Reid (hamstring).
Nathan Thompson is suspended for the visitors and fellow former Blues defender Dan Butler is still stepping up his return to full fitness following an ankle problem.
Ollie Norburn (knee) and new signing Kell Watts (knee) are both currently missing for Peterborough.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
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HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 12 wins
Peterborough: 11 wins
At Fratton Park
Pompey: 8 wins
Peterborough: 6 wins
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ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 3pm
Accrington v Ipswich
Bolton v Charlton
Bristol Rovers v Morecambe
Cambridge v Lincoln
Derby v Plymouth
Exeter v MK Dons
Fleetwood v Wycombe
Forest Green v Shrewsbury
Oxford v Burton
Port Vale v Cheltenham
Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley
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