The Portuguese defender dropped to the bench for Monday's 1-0 win over Tranmere to rest a hip knock, although he came on for the final few minutes.
Striker Patrick Agyemang will have to sit out as he is on loan from Boro, meaning a rare start for John Akinde alongside David Connolly in attack.
Young winger Jack Maloney could keep his place after a successful full debut against Rovers, meaning Liam Walker starts on the bench again.
Pompey are unbeaten in their last four matches and are now just three points from safety, but still face the prospect of a 10-point deduction when they eventually exit administration.
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- John Akinde
- David Connolly