Pompey have already spent plenty of time on the road this season and that continues with a midweek clash at Burton tonight (7.45pm kick-off).
Danny Cowley’s side have produced much improved displays in their past couple of games and yet only collected two points.
It has been a similar story for the Blues and Brewers this term, with both winning their opening three League One contests, but not tasting victory since.
And the hosts go into this evening’s fixture on the back of successive defeats to Crewe and Lincoln – the latter on home soil.
Pompey in 10th position are five places higher than Albion, although it is only goal difference that separates them.
They form part of a bunch of eight clubs packed together on 12 points, with success for either possibly taking them into the play-off places.
The Blues have never beaten Burton at Fratton Park, but it is a different story at the Pirelli Stadium, where they have won on three of their previous four visits.
One of the most memorable came towards the start of last season, where Marcus Harness netted a hat-trick against his former side in a 4-2 triumph.
Skipper Clark Robertson (hip) has recently joined Jayden Reid (knee) and Liam Vincent (shin) on the long-term injury list.
Michael Mancienne (hamstring) and Louis Moult (ankle) are both missing for the home side, but Charlie Lakin is available again after serving a one-match ban.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 3 wins
Burton: 2 wins
At Pirelli Stadium
Pompey: 3 wins
Burton: 1 win
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Referee: Tom Nield
Assistants: Kenwyn Hughes and Richard Woodward
Fourth Official: Simon Mather
There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Wednesday.
ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 7.45pm
Cambridge v Gillingham
Charlton v Bolton
Ipswich v Doncaster
MK Dons v Fleetwood
Morecambe v Lincoln
Oxford v Accrington
Plymouth v Crewe
Rotherham v AFC Wimbledon
Shrewsbury v Wycombe
Sunderland v Cheltenham
Wigan v Sheffield Wednesday
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