Pompey’s search for a first League One victory of the new season continues at Burton on Saturday.
Kenny Jackett’s side drew successive games against Shrewsbury and Rochdale before suffering a rare home defeat to Wigan last weekend.
It means they are currently down in 21st position in the standings – albeit at an extremely early stage of the campaign.
Their next opponents got off the mark by beating Accrington 2-1 in their most recent Pirelli Stadium contest.
However, losses to Fleetwood and Swindon ensured that the Brewers have not collected any other points.
Jake Buxton’s side also made it through to the second round of the Carabao Cup, where they were knocked out by top-flight Aston Villa.
Albion finished 12th in League Two last term after Covid-19 brought an end to their season after 35 matches had taken place.
That meant they only faced Pompey once, with the hosts having to come from two goals down to salvage a point at Fratton Park.
The most recent Pirelli Stadium clash came in April 2019, when Matt Clarke’s late strike secured a dramatic 2-1 victory.
Alex Bass has recovered from an ankle problem, meaning Kenny Jackett has a fully-fit squad to select from.
Blues skipper Tom Naylor and winger Marcus Harness will both be hoping to feature against their former club.
Neal Eardley and Charles Vernam could feature for the hosts after recovering from injuries, but Michael Bostwich and Reece Hutchinson are both still sidelined.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett ahead of Saturday’s game.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 2 wins
Burton: 1 win
At Pirelli Stadium
Pompey: 2 wins
Burton 1 win
Referee: Tom Nield
Assistants: Alan Clayton and Alistair Nelson
Fourth Official: Grant Taylor
Supporters in the UK and overseas can watch the action live – with four camera coverage, graphics, replays and commentary – by purchasing a match pass for £10.
Please note that domestic subscribers will still need to purchase a match pass in order to watch the game live.
Burton have produced a digital matchday programme for the fixture, priced £1.99. Click here for more details.
ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 3pm
AFC Wimbledon v Accrington
Blackpool v Lincoln
Bristol Rovers v Northampton
Charlton v Sunderland
Hull v Plymouth
MK Dons v Ipswich
Oxford v Crewe
Peterborough v Swindon
Rochdale v Fleetwood
Shrewsbury v Gillingham
Wigan v Doncaster
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