League One action finally returns to Fratton Park this evening, as Burton head to the south coast (7.45pm kick-off).
It has been four weeks since the ground last played host to a non-Leasing.com Trophy fixture and more than a fortnight since the Blues were in action at Blackpool.
Kenny Jackett’s side have been left with as many as three games in hand over other sides in the division.
And they will be keen to start adding to the five points that have been accrued from their five fixtures to date.
Tonight’s opponents are currently sitting in 11th position and drew 0-0 with table-topping Coventry at the weekend.
The Brewers are currently on a six-match unbeaten run in all competitions and have yet to be beaten on the road.
Like Pompey, Nigel Clough’s men also have a Carabao Cup third round tie against Premier League opposition to look forward to.
Victories over Port Vale and Morecambe have set up next Tuesday’s clash with Bournemouth at the Pirelli Stadium, with last season’s run to the semi-finals still fresh in the memory.
It finished 2-2 when the sides met at Fratton Park 11 months ago, while a stoppage-time strike from Matt Clarke secured a dramatic 2-1 win for the Blues at Burton.
Pompey are without Lee Brown (Achilles), Marcus Harness (thigh), Bryn Morris (groin) and Jack Whatmough (knee).
But Gareth Evans is available again after missing Saturday’s game against Norwich U21s with a dead leg.
The visitors have doubts over Liam Boyce (hamstring) and Scott Fraser (dead leg) – who were both withdrawn on Saturday – and Jake Buxton (ribs).
Craig MacGillivray and Ross McCrorie pre-Burton Albion
Pompey 'keeper Craig MacGillivray and Rangers loanee Ross McCrorie discuss their experiences in the Scotland and Scotland U21s camps after returning from international duty. McCrorie captained his side to two wins over San Marino and Croatia, while MacGillivray was an unused substitute for qualifying defeats to Russia and Belgium.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 2 wins
Burton: 1 win
At Fratton Park
Pompey: 0 wins
Burton: 0 wins
Pompey fans can secure their seat online here or from the Anson Road ticket office.
From 5.30pm this evening, they can also be bought from the ticket office in Frogmore Road.
Referee: Craig Hicks
Assistants: Paul Yates and Justin Amey
Fourth Official: Daniel Leach
Please note that domestic subscribers will still need to purchase a match pass in order to watch the game live.
Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can also watch the action, with commentary starting from around 10 minutes before kick-off.
Please note that in-stadium betting is no longer available at Fratton Park.
ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
Games kicks-off at 7.45pm unless stated
Bristol Rovers v Gillingham
Coventry v AFC Wimbledon
Doncaster v Blackpool
MK Dons v Ipswich
Rochdale v Lincoln
Shrewsbury v Southend
Sunderland v Rotherham
Tranmere v Peterborough
Wycombe v Accrington
Bolton v Oxford (8pm)