Tuesday’s football action is highlighted by three FA Cup fourth-round replays, all of which are all-Championship affairs, while there are fixtures taking place in the EFL and Scottish Premiership.
Further afield, the first semi-final tie from this year’s Asian Cup is scheduled, with Jordan set to take on South Korea for a place in Saturday’s final.
Bet of the day
Leyton Orient are one of the form sides in League One, having collected 17 points since Christmas, with only Derby, who have played an extra two games, picking up more over the same period.
That impressive run of form for Orient includes victories on the road at Cambridge and league leaders Portsmouth and they can add another three points on their travels when they visit an out-of-sorts Port Vale.
Vale head into the midweek programme sitting just a place and two points above the relegation zone and they have picked up just a solitary draw from their four league matches since the turn of the year.
Panic stations won’t have set in just yet for manager Andy Crosby and his troops, as Vale have games in hand on all their relegation rivals.
However, they have won just twice at home since September and the visit of an in-form Orient is unlikely to be the fixture where they get back on track
Special of the day
Two of League One’s lowest scorers will meet at the Pirelli Stadium, as no team has netted fewer times in the division this season than Cheltenham, while hosts Burton also sit in the bottom four when it comes to hitting the back of the net.
The Brewers will head into this one having failed to score in their last two, while Cheltenham have struck just once in three away games since the turn of the year.
Under 2.5 goals has landed in four straight meetings between this pair and it should occur again on Tuesday, while two or fewer goals looks to be another strong play at Ibrox where Rangers will be facing Neil Warnock’s Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.
This will be Warnock’s first game since taking charge of the Dons and he will no doubt want to keep things tight at the back.
There have been two or fewer goals scored in each of Aberdeen’s last five games, while it finished 1-0 to Rangers when the two teams met in last month’s Scottish League Cup final.
Long shot of the day
It is fair to say that both Jordan and South Korea have ridden their luck on their way through to the semi-finals of the Asian Cup.
South Korea needed stoppage-time goals to force extra time in both their knockout matches, eventually beating Saudi Arabia on penalties in the round of 16 while overcoming quarter-final rivals Australia thanks to a 104th-minute goal from Tottenham forward Heung-min Son.
The Taegeuk Warriors also needed a goal in added on time to scramble a 2-2 draw against Jordan in the group stage, while late drama has not just been reserved for South Korea, as their semi-final opponents scored twice in stoppage time to win their round of 16 tie with Iraq.
These are two sides that are used to dramatic finishes and it would be no surprise to see this match go to extra time where South Korea, with their greater major tournament experience, could prevail without the need for a penalty shootout.
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