Halifax Town vs AFC Wimbledon
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: The Shay Stadium (Halifax).
The Wombles managed to avoid an early shock three weeks ago when Mitchell Pinnock bagged the 90th-minute goal to push them through to the second round of FA Cup past non-league Haringey Borough side. The League One outfit were the better side on the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of play, but they just struggled to break the deadlock all p until the very death of game when Pinnock’s individual quality helped them avoid a replay.
The Dons are now set to take on the National League side Halifax Town in the second round of the competition. The two sides will meet each other in the first game of the day on Saturday at The Shay Stadium. Can the Dons match the previous term record when they reached the third round of the competition? They were denied by Tottenham Hotspur after a 3-0 defeat at Wembley back then.
Halifax Town vs AFC Wimbledon: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head meeting between the two teams.
Halifax Town vs AFC Wimbledon: Prediction
The Shaymen were forced to play replays against both Warrington Town and Morecambe to reach this stage. It was midfielder Cameron King who made the difference in the reverse fixture against a League Two outfit Morecambe last Tuesday at The Shay Stadium. Nonetheless, the hosts will come into this in low spirits after suffering a demolishing 4-0 defeat to Ebbsfleet Town last weekend in National League.
Jamei Fullarton’s men now sit at a disappointing 14th place in the fifth tier of English football and they will come into this tie as underdogs. We have to mention they were pretty tough to break down at home lately. The team allowed just a single goal in past four matches on the home patch.
The Dons are struggling badly at the start of the League One campaign, but they did win three of past four games in all competitions. They scored league low 14 goals in 19 matches in the third division so far. Given they barely made it past the non-league side Haringey Borough in the first round of FA Cup, we see the Under 2.5 goals FT as the value bet at 1.90 odds.
Halifax Town vs AFC Wimbledon: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
AFC Wimbledon Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90 (9/10).