This is it. I keep telling myself that winning on Tuesday was the more important of these two matches, but as this gets closer that gets harder to believe. Maybe it's because they're two independent results. Aston Villa have already beaten West Bromwich Albion. Now I would like for them to do that again. Please.
Because remember (as if you need reminding) a win today sends Villa to Wembley for the FA Cup semi-finals A loss does the same for West Brom. Which would mean them celebrating on our pitch. Which I think we can all agree is unacceptable. And like Alex told us in his preview, there is no way West Brom play as poorly as they did on Tuesday, so the question becomes: Can Aston Villa play as well as they did?
If you're looking for more to read to keep you busy until kick off, we've got the injury report, Jack's weekly look at what that means for the lineup, and Adam's tactical breakdown on Tuesday's win. And if you're here plenty early, why not give the Holtecast a listen? You'll find all of your watching info below (hey, lots of TV options!), and we'll post lineups before the match. I'll be live-tweeting, of course. And be sure to join us in the comments during the action and stick around after for the recap!
Location: Villa Park, Birmingham, England
Kick-off time: 5:30 PM GMT, 12:30 PM Eastern, 9:30 AM Pacific
Available TV: Fox Soccer Plus (US), BBC One (UK), Fox Deportes
Available streaming: Fox Soccer 2 Go,
Available radio: AVTV (subscription required), BBC Radio 5 Live, TuneIn Radio app (US), WestwoodOne (US) (a reader told me about these last two, though I've yet to check it)
For listings in other countries, check out LiveSoccerTV.com.
Aston Villa starting XI
#AVFC (v @WBAFCOfficial): Given, Lowton, Okore, Clark, Bacuna, Westwood, Delph (c), Cleverley, Sinclair, Agbonlahor, N’Zogbia. #AVFCLIVE— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) March 7, 2015
Aston Villa subs
#AVFC subs (v @WBAFCOfficial): Guzan, Weimann, Sanchez, Gil, Grealish, Kinsella, Calder. #AVFCLIVE— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) March 7, 2015
West Bromwich Albion starting XI
Albion v @AVFCOfficial: Myhill, Dawson, McAuley, Lescott, Olsson, Brunt, Morrison, Yacob, Gardner, Berahino, Ideye. #AVLWBA #COYB #FACup— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) March 7, 2015
West Bromwich Albion subs
Albion subs v @AVFCOfficial: Foster, Wisdom, Pocognoli, Baird, Mulumbu, Sessegnon, McManaman. #AVLWBA #COYB #FACup— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) March 7, 2015