Portsmouth and Derby shared the points after a goalless draw at Fratton Park on Friday night.
Throughout the game, the League One promotion hopefuls had just two shots on target between them, the highlight of which came after 12 minutes, when David McGoldrick fired home for the visitors.
Craig Forsyth’s had the closest chance on the south coast just before the break, but his miss at the far post was a sight to behold.
Danny Cowley’s Pompey have now won five consecutive home games for the first time since October 1974 and are fifth in the table as a result, level with the Rams in sixth place.
If the results go against them on Saturday, however, they could find themselves out of the play-offs.
More to follow…
On Tuesday November 22 at 7.45pm, Portsmouth travel to Portman Road to face Ipswich in the Papa John’s Trophy last-32, while Derby have nine days until they meet League Two Newport in the second leg of the FA Cup on Sunday November 27 at 3.15 p.m. .