Pompey continue their search for successive victories when they host Oldham on Saturday.
A 3-0 victory over Bristol Rovers earlier this week helped Kenny Jackett’s side climb up to 11th position in the League One standings.
Their opponents also moved upwards, albeit from bottom to 23rd following a surprise defeat of high-flying Peterborough.
It was the Latics’ first home win of the season and came despite defender Brian Wilson’s dismissal early in the second half.
That result ensured Richie Wellens got off to a great start as interim manager following the departure of John Sheridan at the start of the week.
Former Dutch international Clarence Seedorf – the only man to lift the Champions League trophy with three different clubs – has since emerged as a candidate for the position.
Pompey lost both games 1-0 when the sides were last in the same division back in the 2012/13 campaign.
At least one player has been sent off in each of the four previous meetings, including a controversial dismissal for Sam Sodje four years ago.
Saturday’s game is likely to come too soon for both Conor Chaplin (hamstring) and Damien McCrory (knee), while Milan Lalkovic (Achilles) and Jack Whatmough (knee) are both still sidelined.
Brian Wilson starts a three-match ban for the visitors, while former Fratton loanee Eoin Doyle is out injured.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 11 Wins
Oldham: 15 Wins
At Fratton Park
Pompey: 7 Wins
Oldham: 5 Wins
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Tickets can be bought from the booths behind the Fratton End on the day of the game, with the ticket office open for enquiries and upgrades only.
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ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
AFC Wimbledon v Rochdale
Blackburn v Gillingham
Bradford v Doncaster
Bristol Rovers v Plymouth
Bury v MK Dons
Fleetwood v Charlton
Peterborough v Oxford
Rotherham v Northampton
Shrewsbury v Scunthorpe
Southend v Blackpool
Wigan v Walsall
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