Two sides amidst contrasting runs of form meet in League One this weekend as Portsmouth face Port Vale.
Portsmouth currently sit top of League One with seven wins and four draws from their first eleven games of the season.
Pompey have had an excellent start to a season that few expected them to be the standout League One team in but they've so far defied expectations as they find themselves as the only unbeaten team in the league.
They're coming into this game in excellent form, unbeaten in their last five games having won their last four on the bounce.
Their most recent encounter saw them claim a 2-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers in dramatic fashion. The scores were level at 1-1 going into added time after Colby Bishop had notched an equaliser the 52nd minute, and Conor Shaughnessy stole all three points in the 98th minute to seal a huge three points for the South Coast side.
The result was their third straight 2-1 win and while Oxford United in 2nd do have a game in hand on them they'll be delighted with where they are presently.
Having won each of their last three consecutive home games it feels unlikely we'll see anything but a home win here.
Port Vale currently sit 8th in League One with five wins, two draws and four wins from eleven games so far this season.
After an impressive start to the season Port Vale have quickly sobered up after an abrupt dip in form has seen them start to slide down the league standings.
They're coming into this game winless in their last four games having lost three of them, the most recent of which was a 3-0 hammering away at Bristol Rovers.
The loss at Bristol Rovers was their second on the bounce and the one-sided nature of the defeat does not bode well for the next few weeks.
Their form away from home has been mixed having won two, drawn two and lost two of their six games on the road in the league.
On paper this is the toughest game of Port Vale's recent run and given how little success they've seen of late it's hard to imagine they'll have much here.
For our Portsmouth vs. Port Vale prediction, we're going for a 3-1 win for the home side.