It’s 13th vs 10th, with both of these two clubs looking to make a charge into the play-off spot in the second half of the campaign.
Portsmouth are two points better off, despite losing their last two matches, beaten 2-0 by both Wycombe and Milton Keynes.
In fact, Pompey are now winless in six, their only victory since 13 September coming over then bottom of the table Forest Green.
Exeter City meantime were also beaten 2-0 last time out, going down against Bolton, meaning the Grecians are winless in four.
In short, both will be desperate for three points at St James Park.