Pompey will look to end the year on a positive note with victory at Yeovil this evening (7.45pm kick-off).
And with the top three not in action until tomorrow, it provides the perfect opportunity to apply some pressure on those in the automatic promotion places.
The Blues can go to Huish Park full of confidence, having not been beaten on the road in more than three months.
A dramatic triumph at Newport on Boxing Day means they last tasted an away defeat at Blackpool on September 27.
Tonight’s opponents are currently sitting 13th in the League Two standings – a comfortable eight points clear of the drop zone and only five adrift of the play-off spots.
But the Glovers have collected just a solitary point from their past three fixtures, suffering successive defeats against Barnet and Carlisle before playing out a goalless draw with Exeter four days ago.
The sides have already met in Somerset this season, with Michael Smith’s hat-trick not enough to prevent a 4-3 loss in the much-maligned Checkatrade Trophy.
That is the only time Pompey have lost a competitive game at Huish Park, however, and they have won two and drawn one of the other three visits there.
Curtis Main is still sidelined for Pompey, while Gary Roberts will not feature having also been rested for the Newport match.
Ryan Hedges misses out for Yeovil after injuring his ankle on Boxing Day, but Matty Dolan and Darren Ward could both return after six-week spells in the treatment room.
Read what Paul Cook and Danny Rose have to say about the game or subscribe to Pompey PlayerHD for pre-match video content.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 2 Wins
Yeovil: 2 Wins
At Huish Park
Pompey: 2 Wins
Yeovil: 1 Win
Pompey have sold their full allocation of tickets and no more will be available at Huish Park tonight.
Supporters collecting tickets at the ground should visit the white booth at the front of the ticket office.
Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live commentary from Huish Park from 7pm this evening.