Pompey will look to continue their unbeaten league record on the road when they visit Gillingham this evening (6.30pm kick-off).
Kenny Jackett’s side showcased some scintillating attacking play to beat Burton in their last away game, which followed a goalless draw at Rochdale.
Their next opponents are currently sitting a couple of places higher in eighth spot, having earned two more points.
But the Gills come into the contest on the back of a 2-0 defeat at an MK Dons outfit who were bottom of the table.
Prior to that, though, Steve Evans’ men had enjoyed an unbeaten run of four fixtures that included wins over Wigan, Blackpool and Oxford.
The Kent side finished 10th last term, having leapfrogged Ipswich when the standings were adjusted for points per game.
They have been competing at this level for some time now, having claimed the League Two title in 2012/13.
It looked like Pompey were on course for victory in last season’s corresponding fixture on New Year’s Day, but Alex Jakubiak’s late leveller cancelled out a Gareth Evans goal.
Ellis Harrison is set to be out for at least two weeks after going off with a hamstring injury at the weekend.
Gillingham skipper Kyle Dempsey is a doubt with an ankle problem, but Scott Robertson and Matty Willock should both be fit enough to feature.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 19 wins
Gillingham: 9 wins
Pompey: 7 wins
Gillingham: 7 wins
Referee: David Rock
Assistants: Paul Kelly and Alasdair Ross
Fourth Official: Charles Breakspear
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ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
Games kick-off at 7pm unless stated
Shrewsbury v Bristol Rovers (6pm)
Accrington v Fleetwood
Blackpool v Charlton
Doncaster v Ipswich
Hull v AFC Wimbledon
Lincoln v Plymouth
Oxford v MK Dons
Sunderland v Crewe
Wigan v Peterborough
Burton v Rochdale
Northampton v Swindon (7.45pm)