Having enjoyed a mixed start to the season, Plymouth Argyle fans will be hoping that experienced manager Peter Reid will be able to get his side up and running quickly as they look to secure an immediate return to the Championship.
Despite starting the season in fine style, defeating promotion hopefuls Southampton on the opening day, Plymouth have since failed to register a single win this season. However, with Peter Reid's impressive level of experience, which includes a spell managing Sunderland in the Premier League, many Pilgrims fans will be hoping to see the team complete a turnaround in fortunes in order to compete with Betfair Football betting promotion favourites Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday.
However, with the Pilgrims still ranked as relative outsiders to be involved in the fight for a playoff spot, the idea that they can achieve a run of form that would see them compete for an automatic promotion place seems somewhat outlandish to say the least.
With the Pilgrims facing a tough tie against Sheffield Wednesday in the next few weeks, many fans will use the result of this fixture as a benchmark against which to judge where their side can finish come the end of the season. Should they fail to achieve at least a draw in the match, it is likely that Peter Reid will be expected to look at reinforcing his squad with the addition of loan players from top Premier League and Championship sides.
If he fails to achieve at least the sense that the club can move onwards and upwards towards better things sooner rather than later, Peter Reid may find himself enjoying only a single season with the Pilgrims.
Meanwhile, the Portsmouth betting suggests they could be slipping down to League One next season.
The south-coast club have been unable to bring in any new players and they have a wafer-thin squad.