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There is great value to find in Port Vale (Eng. 2div) and Tranmere (Eng. Fa-cup) today. You should take Port Vale from even money and Tranmere from +200. The games kick off 15.00 GMT.
News from the games taken from teamtalk.
Portsmouth's third round FA Cup tie against Tranmere will go ahead despite Steve Claridge claiming he has just six outfield players available.
The Pompey boss was desperate to postpone the Fratton Park fixture after totting up just eleven available professionals with five of those being goalkeepers.
Kevin Harper, Mladen Rudonja, Lee Bradbury, Dave Waterman, Steve Lovell and the untried Ben Griffiths were the only outfield players expected to be in contention with Claridge's squad severely ravaged by flu and injuries.
Pompey have injuries to Scott Hiley, Shaun Derry, Steve Claridge, Mike Panopoulos, Nigel Quashie, Jason Crowe, Luke Nightingale, Stefani Miglioranzi, Tom Curtis and Phil Barnett.
In addition are flu victims including Guy Whittingham, Darren Moore, Thomas Thogersen, Rowan Vine, Carl Pettefer, Tom Vine, Tom White, Joe McNab and Neil McNab with Ceri Hughes suffering from bronchitis.
Claridge contacted the FA on Friday to inform them of the desperate situation at Fratton Park but after over five hours of urgent talks the game is to go ahead after FA chiefs turned down the club's application to cancel.
If Pompey had succeeded with their plea to call off the match it would have been an unprecedented situation in FA Cup history at any stage of the competition.
Portsmouth would have faced an FA hearing to explain the reasons behind the decision and could even have been booted out of the competition if FA chiefs took an unsympathetic view.
Pompey fans will now await the team news with extreme anxiety.
Andy Ritchie has told ALL his professional players to report to Boundary Park ahead of the match with Port Vale.
That includes YTS youngsters who have not been laid low by the 'flu epidemic which has swept through the club this week.
Ritchie said: "We should have enough bodies but only just ."
The Latics were given a boost when Gary Kelly rang in to say that he had made a full recovery but there were two more pull outs on Friday morning when Mark Allott and Andrew Holt were added to the sick list.
Ritchie added: "More players could become ill over the next 24 hours and until those available arrive at Boundary I have no idea what the side will be.
"I know some of them won't be 100% fit but we've just got to get on with the job."
The only certainty at the moment is that Matthew Tipton and Ryan Sugden who scored four goals in a recent reserve friendly will lead the line.
Meanwhile, there is no chance of the game being called off as the league have said the club face a £25,000 fine and the possibility of a points deduction if they do call off the game - a threat Ritchie branded "grossly unfair."