It’s the highlight of the Thursday games when Ipswich Town travel to Fratton Park as the Tractor Boys aim to keep the pressure on Plymouth Argyle at the top of League One just as Pompey come into the match merely looking to get their playoff march back on track.
Despite such a wonderful start to the season, Portsmouth are in tatters right now. The club have crashed down into 11th in the table after a draw with Exeter City and a loss to MK Dons in the league too.
A third Football League Trophy win over Stevenage does mean they are into the quarter-finals of the competition, but this is just their second win in December, having also lost to Wycombe Wanderers.
Ipswich are behind Argyle by two points in the League One table, while also sitting ahead of third-placed Sheffield Wednesday by two points as well.
Ipswich defeated Oxford 3-0 last time out, but they also lost to Wycombe this month. The club have also got a win over Peterborough United and a draw with Fleetwood Town in December.