League Two side Mansfield Town meet League One Port Vale in the EFL Cup in midweek with both sides looking to book an unlikely place in the fifth round.
Mansfield Town reached the fourth round of the EFL Cup with wins over Grimsby Town, 2-0, Sheffield Wednesday, penalties, and Peterborough United, penalties.
The Stags are having a frankly excellent season on all fronts and they come into this game with the wind in their sails, fully believing they can pull off another win in this competition.
They're entering this game amidst an excellent run of form, unbeaten in all competitions so far this season having won all of their last four matches.
Their most recent game saw them claim a big 2-1 win over Walsall, with goals from Jaden Flint and Jordan Bowery enough to land Nigel Clough's side all three points.
Having already beaten sides in leagues above them they'll feel more than equipped to pull off what many would regard as another upset here, but given how strong they've been it's debatable just how much of an upset it would be.
An appearance in the fifth round of this competition would be an unlikely but huge success for Mansfield but one the club would cherish.
Port Vale reached the fourth round of the League Cup by beating Fleetwood Town, 3-2, Crewe Alexandra, penalties, and Sutton United, 2-1.
Like their opponents, Port Vale have had a strong run in this competition and few would have had them down as participants in this round of the competition heading into its beginning.
This game comes at a less than ideal time for them, however, because after a strong start to the season they're entering this game amidst a woeful run of form in the league having failed to win any of their last eight matches, losing seven of them.
Their most recent outing saw them fall to a deflating loss at home to Cheltenham Town, a side that were 23rd in the league having won only once in the league so to fall to an opponent of that calibre is a damning indictment of their current predicament.
Of all the fixtures in this round Port Vale seem the most primed to fall to a 'shock' here, as the contrast in form between both sides is stark.
For our Mansfield vs. Port Vale prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the home side.