Having lost just two of his opening eight games in charge of Portsmouth, John Mousinho will be satisfied with the start that he has made in his first managerial job.
The most recent of those defeats took place against Plymouth Argyle on February 11, but since that result, Pompey have collected seven points from a possible nine.
In their most recent outing, Portsmouth raced into a three-goal lead inside 26 minutes against Cheltenham Town thanks to strikes from Ryan Tunnicliffe, Michael Jacobs and Ronan Curtis.
Louis Thompson added to their tally in the 91st minute to wrap up a comfortable 4-0 win, which extends their unbeaten home run to four matches.
With 12 points separating them from the top six, mounting a playoff push appears to be out of Portsmouth’s reach, but they will want to better last season’s 10th-placed finish, which is where they are currently sat ahead of Tuesday’s contest.
Meanwhile, Bolton will be looking to claim a third consecutive win after beating Accrington Stanley and Port Vale in the EFL Trophy and League One respectively.
The 2-0 win over Accrington secured Bolton a place in the EFL Trophy final, where they will play fellow League One promotion hopefuls Plymouth Argyle at Wembley.
Another victory followed at the weekend, as Bolton came from behind to beat Port Vale 2-1 thanks to goals from Victor Adeboyejo and Josh Sheehan.
Bolton, who currently sit in fourth position, will be targeting the automatic promotion places with six points separating them from second-placed Plymouth, who have played a game less.
With the top two in their sights, Ian Evatt’s side have the chance to close the gap to three points in midweek, and after beating Portsmouth in both the EFL Trophy and the league last month, they will be confident of claiming another win against Tuesday’s opponents.