East Fife manager Gary Naysmith believes that the fans could be in for a long afternoon at Ochilview as there was so little between his side and Stenhousemuir during Wednesday night’s first leg.
Naysmith wouldn’t be surprised if the semi-final is settled by extra-time and penalties.
He said: “There was nothing between the teams in that first meeting and a draw was the right result.
“We had the better of the first half and got a goal and created a couple of other half-chances and they had the better of the second half.
“They scored an equaliser from a set piece where we thought one of our players had been fouled and that was about it.
“It was paper-thin between us and this game will be exactly the same and it could be an extra-time or penalties job to get a winner.
“I hope that is not the case and we win through in the 90 minutes but I will not be surprised if the game is in the balance for a long time.”
Naysmith added: “I am happy with how we have handled away matches during the second half of the season.
“There is no advantage for them that the game is on astroturf as we have played there already this season against East Stirling as well as facing Queen’s Park, Clyde, Annan and Montrose on similar surfaces.
“We had the boys back training on Thursday and worked on a few things that will possibly give us the advantage. Hopefully that will pay dividends.”
Naysmith is back in the playing squad after a calf knock with the only injury concern for the Fifers being Lewis Barr who will have a fitness test ahead of schedule.
Stenhousemuir miss only injured midfielder Ryan Millar.