Pompey will be looking to maintain their place at the top of the League One table when they visit Wigan on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
They will also be trying to extend their unbeaten run in the competition to 21 games, which stretches back to March.
Their opponents are currently sitting just inside the relegation zone, although there is a huge caveat to that.
The Latics were deducted a total of eight points before the campaign began following failures to pay players and staff on time last term.
If you were to add those back on, then Shaun Maloney’s side would be more comfortably placed in 11th position.
They have won half of their eight league matches so far, but head into this fixture on the back of a 4-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers last Saturday.
Wigan are looking to bounce back from their relegation last season, when they finished bottom of the Championship.
They won 1-0 in the last meeting between the sides at the DW Stadium in August 2021, while the most recent contest saw Pompey fight from two goals down to triumph 3-2 at Fratton Park eight months later.
Josh Dockerill (knee), Tom Lowery (knee), Anthony Scully (knee) and Kusini Yengi (ankle) all remain sidelined for Pompey.
There are also doubts over the fitness of Connor Ogilvie (groin), but Christian Saydee is available again following a hamstring problem.
The home side have no new injury issues ahead of Saturday’s game, although Steven Sessegnon is not considered ready for selection.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 12 wins
Wigan: 7 wins
On the road
Pompey: 5 wins
Wigan: 4 wins
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Referee: Will Finnie
Assistants: Paul Hodskinson and Mark Pottage
Fourth Official: Adrew Miller
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There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.
ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 3pm
Barnsley v Blackpool
Derby v Cambridge
Exeter v Northampton
Fleetwood v Leyton Orient
Lincoln v Cheltenham
Peterborough v Bristol Rovers
Port Vale v Bolton
Reading v Burton
Shrewsbury v Charlton
Stevenage v Oxford
Wycombe v Carlisle