Pompey have won just four of their 14 league matches so far and currently sit 16th in the table.
But how will they fare over the rest of the campaign, according to Football Manager 2022?
The football management simulation game has been wildly popular since it’s initial release in 1992 and is now played by football fans and professional players alike. ‘FM’ is also used as a player database by football clubs due to their worldwide scouting network of around 1,300 scouts which developers use to ensure full accuracy across the game.
The ‘beta’ version of the game was released last week, giving players a chance to play an early access period while the final aspects of the game are being finalised. The full version of Football Manager is released on November 9th.
We’ve simulated a year into the future to see how the League 1 season will pan out, and to see where Portsmouth are expected to finish.
5. Sunderland - 76 points
Wins: 20. Draws: 16. Losses: 10. Top goalscorer: Aiden O'Brien (10 goals). Highest rated player: Ron-Thorben Hoffmann (average match rating: 7.01). Play-off result: Lost 5-0 over two legs to MK Dons in the play-off semi finals
Photo: Lewis Storey
6. Lincoln City - 76 points
Wins: 21. Draws: 13. Losses: 12. Top goalscorer: Tom Hooper (12 goals). Highest rated player: Adam Jackson (average match rating: 6.98). Play-off result: Lost 3-1 to Rotherham over two legs in the play-off semi-finals
Photo: James Chance
7. Sheffield Wednesday - 74 points
Wins: 20. Draws: 14. Losses: 12. Top goalscorer: Florian Kamberi (9 goals). Highest rated player: Dominic Iorfa (average match rating: 7.18)
Photo: George Wood
8. Wycombe Wanderers - 74 points
Wins: 20. Draws: 14. Losses: 12. Top goalscorer: David Wheeler (14 goals). Highest rated player: David Wheeler (average match rating: 7.19)
Photo: Marc Atkins