This Saturday marks Tranmere’s first away game in League 1 since Leyton Orient in April 2014. Rovers will be looking to avoid a heavy defeat against Pompey, a side who are heavily favoured to win promotion back to the Championship this season.
Tranmere Rovers began life in Sky Bet League One with a 3-2 defeat at home against Rochdale despite a spirited fightback from 3-0 down by the home side.
Our first opponents of the new season are fellow North Western side, Rochdale. Dale survived relegation by the skin of their teeth last season and will be hoping to make a swift exit from any potential relegation dogfight.
Covering the 23 sides who we will meet during the season, highlighting their key players, discussing their managers, outlining previous meetings and listing some of their more prominent summer arrivals and departures.
Big spenders and coin counters meet in the division where the lines between ambition and foolhardiness often become blurred. We sought out the opinions of real football fans, their thoughts on the year gone by and hopes for the season to come.
What do the real fans think about their teams for the coming year? At the crossroads of the Football League we're looking to sort the sinking ships from the deadly submarines.
We've spent the past week contacting the fans of League One teams to get the genuine fan perspectives on the teams that will make up next season's division. This is a 4 part detailed breakdown of our L1 opponents.