Pompey will look to stretch their unbeaten run to seven matches when they visit Bradford in this evening’s rescheduled fixture.
The game was originally scheduled to take place at the beginning of March, but fell victim to the ‘Beast from the East’.
Kenny Jackett’s side have seen a dramatic improvement in form since then and know that victory tonight would send them above Plymouth and Scunthorpe into fifth spot.
But while the Blues have been on the up in recent weeks, it is a vastly different story for their opponents.
The Bantams finished fifth last term, seeing off Fleetwood in the play-offs before conceding a late goal to lose to Millwall at Wembley.
They made a bright start to the current campaign and automatic promotion was still a distinct possibility at the turn of the year.
But City have won just once since New Year’s Day and fallen down to 13th in the standings – closer to the drop zone than the top six.
Stuart McCall departed as manager at the start of February, but replacement Simon Grayson has been unable to arrest the slide.
Bradford triumphed 1-0 when the sides met at Fratton Park earlier in the season, but Blues fans will have fond memories of the last Valley Parade clash.
Svetoslav Todorov grabbed a hat-trick, while Gianluca Festa and Steve Stone were also on target, as Pompey waved goodbye to Division One with a 5-0 rout in May 2003.
Matty Kennedy is a doubt with the calf problem that kept him out of Saturday’s goalless draw at Plymouth.
Pompey will also be missing Stephen Henderson (groin), Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain (leg), Danny Rose (leg) and Anton Walkes (hamstring).
Bradford skipper Romain Vincelot might not be able to shake off a knee injury, with Tony McMahon expected to retain the captain’s armband.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 16 wins
Bradford: 17 wins
At Valley Parade
Pompey: 4 wins
Bradford: 10 wins
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