Kidderminster Harriers are set to take on Fleetwood town in the first round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon in a game which is set to kick off at 2:00.
The hosts are currently sitting at the foot of the National league after a disastrous start to their league campaign. Harriers have only gained 14 points from their opening 18 league outings, having recorded three wins, five draws and ten defeats.
Russell Penn’s side come into this game on the back on the back of a bad run of form which has seen them gain just one point from their last three league outings.
Kiddermister had to defeat Ashton United in the 4th qualifying round of the FA Cup in order to get a place in the draw for the first round proper. Ashley Hemmings was the hero for Kidderminster on the day as he scored a second-half brace to see Harriers progress into the next round, with the game finising 2-0.
Kidderminster will be aiming to put on a repeat of their unbelievable FA Cup run in the 2021/22 campaign, in which they reached the Fourth Round of the cup as a non-league side.
Kidderminster hearts were broken in dramatic fashion as they conceded two extra-time goals to record a defeat against Premier League opposition in the form of West Ham. Despite this defeat, the run undoubtedly will go down as one of the greatest Journeys in the history of the FA Cup.
Fleetwood have struggled to find form at the start of their League One campaign and currently find themselves sitting in 22nd place in League One, having picked up just twelve points from their opening fourteen league games.
Fleetwood featured in a highly entertaining game on Wednesday as they took on local rivas Blackpool in the league. First-half goals from Promise Omochere and Jack Marriott had Town in the lead, before a second-half brace from Sonny Carey and a Shayne Lavery strike completed a turnaround, only for Jack Marriott to draw the game level with a moment of magic as the game finished 3-3.
Fleetwood Town's best performance in the FA Cup was last season, where they reached the fifth round for the first time in their history. They beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 in the third round, Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the fourth round, and then lost 1-0 to Burnley in the fifth round.
Unsurprisingly, given the disparity in leagues between these two sides, it is Fleetwood who come into the game as favourites and are currently priced @ 21/20, whilst a home win for Kidderminster is currently priced @ 12/5 and a draw is @ 11/5.
We are backing Fleetwood to win and over 3.5 goals in the game. FA Cup games are often exciting high-scoring affairs and Fleetwood have shown some impressive goalscoring form, having netted seven goals in their last three outings.