Slough Town will be aiming to pull of an FA Cup upset on sunday afternoon as they are set to host Grimsby at Arbour Park in a game which
After a disappointing start to their league campaign, Slough Town currently find themselves near the relegation zone of the National League south, sitting in 21st place. Slough have amassed just 13 points from their 14 league outings so far this season.
Slough come into this game on the back of a disappointing run of form which has seen them go five games in the league without a win.
Slough Town's best performance in the FA Cup was in the 2018-19 season, when they reached the third round for the first time in six years. They beat Gainsborough Trinity 6-0 in the first round, and then defeated Walsall 1-0 in the second round.
In the third round, Slough Town faced League One side Rochdale at home. The game was televised by BT Sport and Slough lost 4-0, but it was still a remarkable achievement for a non-league team.
Grimsby have had a poor start to their domestic campaign and currently find themselves in 21st position in League Two. The Mariners have amassed 14 points from their 16 league games so far this season following three wins, five draws and eight defeats.
Grimsby Town will be aiming to repeat their performance in the FA Cup last season, when they reached the quarter-finals. They beat five teams from higher divisions along the way, including Premier League side Southampton.Grimsby Town's FA Cup run in 2022-23 was a remarkable achievement.
They were the first non-league team to beat five teams from higher divisions in the FA Cup, and they were only narrowly defeated by Brighton & Hove Albion in the quarter-finals.
Slough Town and Grimsby Town have met on a total of 18 occasions, with Grimsby Town winning 12 matches, Slough Town winning 3 matches and 3 matches drawn.
The first meeting between the two teams was in the 1939-40 FA Cup Third Round, with Grimsby Town winning 3-0 at Arbour Park. The most recent meeting between the two teams was in the 2019-20 FA Cup First Round, with Grimsby Town winning 2-1 at Blundell Park.
Unsurprisingly, given the disparity in leagues between these two sides, it is Grimsby who come into the match as heavy favourites and are currently priced @ 7/10, whilst a home win for Slough is priced @ 3/1 and a draw is @ 11/4.
We are backing Grimsby to win and over 2.5 goals. Despite their poor league form as of late, Grimsby have a good track record in the FA Cup and we expect them to come out on top against Slough who are struggling in the National League South.