Pompey will want to show their first league defeat of the season was just a blip when they visit AFC Wimbledon at the weekend.
Kenny Jackett’s side remain at the League One summit, despite a 2-0 home reverse to Gillingham last Saturday.
And they will be looking to protect an impressive away record, with just two points dropped on opposition turf so far this term.
Their next opponents sit 20th and are a solitary point above the drop zone after the opening 12 fixtures.
The Dons go into the game having lost four of their last five league matches, including successive defeats to Bradford and Plymouth.
Neal Ardley’s side have won just once on their own patch – a narrow victory over struggling Oxford last month.
They have already beaten the Blues once this season, however, coming out on top when the sides met in the first round of the Carabao Cup.
But Pompey won both of the previous campaign’s league meetings, with Brett Pitman and Conor Chaplin on target in a 2-0 triumph at Kingsmeadow.
Ronan Curtis is currently away on Republic of Ireland international duty with the under-21s, while Pompey are also missing wingers Andre Green (knee) and David Wheeler (ankle).
James Hanson could feature for the hosts after returning from a hamstring injury, but Terrel Thomas (knee) is still sidelined.
Former Blues players Jake Jervis – currently on loan from Luton – and Andy Barcham are both expected to appear.
HEAD TO HEAD*
Pompey: 14 wins
Wimbledon: 13 wins
Pompey: 5 wins
Wimbledon: 9 wins
*Including results against the ‘old’ Wimbledon
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ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
Barnsley v Luton (12pm)
Accrington v Bradford
Burton v Bristol Rovers
Coventry v Wycombe
Fleetwood v Shrewsbury
Gillingham v Southend
Oxford v Plymouth
Rochdale v Doncaster
Scunthorpe v Peterborough
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