Pompey will be looking to start 2018 how they finished 2017 – with a victory.
Kenny Jackett’s men moved into the play-off places by seeing off struggling Northampton on home soil on Saturday.
So they will want to cement their position inside the top six by beating a Bristol Rovers outfit who are currently sitting 16th.
They ended the year with a 1-1 stalemate at Oldham, which stretched their winless run to four matches.
Darrell Clarke’s side did achieve back-to-back three-point hauls against Rotherham and Southend at the beginning of December.
But they represent the only triumphs – in any competition – the Pirates have enjoyed since the end of October.
Rovers are certainly stronger on home soil, with seven of their nine league wins arriving at the Memorial Stadium.
It finished 3-0 to Pompey when the sides met on the south coast back in September, courtesy of an Oli Hawkins goal and Brett Pitman brace.
Gareth Evans (hamstring) and Danny Rose (leg) will both miss out after suffering injuries against Northampton.
They join the quintet of Brandon Haunstrup (knee), Milan Lalkovic (Achilles), Kal Naismith (knee), Stuart O’Keefe (adductor) and Jack Whatmough (knee) on the sidelines.
Bristol Rovers will be without Daniel Leadbitter, who limped off with a hamstring problem at Walsall on Boxing Day.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 22 wins
Bristol Rovers: 10 wins
At Bristol Rovers
Pompey: 7 wins
Bristol Rovers: 8 wins
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Charlton v Gillingham
Fleetwood v Bradford
Northampton v Wigan
Oxford v MK Dons
Peterborough v Doncaster
Plymouth v Walsall
Rochdale v Blackpool
Rotherham v Blackburn
Scunthorpe v Bury
Shrewsbury v Oldham