Portsmouth v Aston Villa: Live text, updates, links and team news

This is no ordinary match, this is the quarter final of a competition. We win this and we are in the semi-final, two matches away from a trip to a final, at Wembley. This is a big match. This isn't the last 32, this is the last eight and we are within touching distance.

There is however a few fairly large hurdles to jump first and while we are all happy with Pompey, if we win tonight, there is every likelihood we will face either Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal over two legs in the semi-final.


However, we could also face Manchester City, Spurs or Blackburn over two legs, if we win tonight, so rather than worry about that or write ourselves of before we have even left the trap, let's just see what happens. It could turn our that Spurs win at Old Trafford and Harry Redknapp changes his stance from 'concentrating on the league' today, to 'Silverware is very important to a club like Tottenham', if they win and they might, just like we might.

We will be dropping a few links to this page later and we will be updating on a regular basis as we get any team news or or anything else related to the match, but we will start with this one, a link to PaddyPower, because you will get 11.10 for us to win tonight and while it isn't great, you have to fancy we will, unless O'Neill rests a few players to focus on the league.

For now, your predictions below please and I will update this page as soon as we know more.

Team News

Guzan, L Young, Dunne, Cuellar, Warnock; Petrov, Downing, Milner, A Young; Agbonlahor and Heskey

Subs: Friedel, Delfouneso, Delph, Reo-Coker, Beye, Gardner, Clark