Before the round - trends on England FA Cup (04-05/01/2020)

    03 Jan 2020 | FA Cup | Before the round
    Before the round - trends on England FA Cup (04-05/01/2020)
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    In the first weekend of the new year FA Cup returns with many intriguing fixtures that surely will produce fireworks!

     

    Fleetwood Town - Portsmouth

     

    Two teams from the English League 1 will face each other on Saturday, when Fleetwood Town host Portsmouth.

    While the visitors are showing mixed results lately, their opponents are enjoying an undefeated run of 5 consecutive matches.

    • Fleetwood have managed to score 2+ goals in their last 5 matches in FA Cup.
    • Fleetwood Town are reaching an an average of 2.00 goals in FA Cup games.
    • Portsmouth score an average of 2.00 goals in their away FA Cup matches.
    • On average, Portsmouth have been scoring 2.00 goals in their most recent matches in FA Cup.
    • Prediction: Portsmouth @ 3.10

     

    Oxford United - Hartlepool Utd

     

    Oxford United won't probably be challenged by Hartlepool Utd on Saturday, considering their class difference.

    Not to be opt though, the home side aren't much of a trustworthy favourites, having in mind their inconstancy.

    • Oxford United haven't lost in 5 of their last 6 matches in FA Cup.
    • Oxford United are solid defensively, with 4 clean sheets in their last 6 matches (FA Cup).
    • Hartlepool Utd have won just one of their 6 most recent matches in all tournaments.
    • No defeats can be found in Hartlepool Utd's 7 most recent games in FA Cup.
    • Prediction: Oxford United @ 1.33

     

    Watford - Tranmere Rovers

     

    Watford will be expected easily to continue their undefeated run against a team from the English Laague 1.

    Interesting fact is that both sides are currently in the relegation zone, respectively in their own leagues.

    • Watford haven't lost in 5 of their last 6 games in FA Cup.
    • Watford have won 3 of their 6 most recent matches in all competitions.
    • Tranmere Rovers have not been beaten in 7 of their 8 most recent matches in FA Cup.
    • Unfortunately for Tranmere Rovers, they have lost 3 of their 6 most recent matches, recording just one win along the way.
    • Prediction: Watford @ 1.25

     

    Burton Albion - Northampton

     

    Not the easiest it can be for Burton Albion, who will face on Sunday Northampton.

    Although the home side are wining now and then, they will probably be challenged by the "nothing to lose" away side.

    • Burton Albion score an average of 2.00 goals in their matches in FA Cup.
    • Burton Albion are scoring an average of 4.00 goals in their home FA Cup games.
    • In 3 of their most recent matches in FA Cup, Northampton have seen over 2.5 goals scored.
    • At least 2 goals have been scored by Northampton in all of their last 3 matches in FA Cup.
    • Prediction: Over 2.5 @ 1.81