We could be in for another special cup tie on Tuesday evening as Premier League giants Aston Villa make the journey to Yorkshire to take on League Two outfit Bradford City in the semi-final first leg of the Capital One Cup.
Of course, the Villains will be the big favourites to progress to the final at Wembley and Paul Lambert might be looking to all but finish the opposition off on Tuesday evening, but it is not going to be an easy 90 minutes.
When Bradford are on their home soil, they fancy their chances of beating anyone and that is the case this week. The odds will be stacked against them, but the home fans will be well and truly behind them, so don’t write a cup upset off just yet.
What Phil Parkinson is wants is for his men to give them a chance of qualifying going into the second leg. That is going to be tough, but something they are capable of. Don’t forget, the home side entertained Arsenal here in the previous round and led 1-0 until the 85th minute, so they no how to keep top-quality opposition at bay.
Without insulting Aston Villa, they do not have the players that Arsenal do, so on paper, Bradford certainly stand a chance of claiming a victory in this first leg if they put in a similar performance to the one last month.
If Lambert’s men are at their best though, like they were in the 4-1 win over Norwich City in the quarter-finals, then they should win this one by a considerable margin and all but secure their place in the final of the Capital One Cup.
As far as chances go to win a trophy, this is the best one Villa might have for a while as they have been dealt a very good tie. You can argue it might be tough with the conditions and that Bradford will be up for this one more than ever, but, when you look at the two teams, it is Premier League against League Two and Villa have 180 minutes to show they are better than them.
However, Bradford will be doing all they can to stop the away team playing their natural game and with the inconsistency we have seen from Aston Villa this season, we might be in for a very interesting 90 minutes of action.
Whatever happens, don't miss this superb looking Capital One Cup fixture.