Swindon Town vs Woking
English FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 2 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: The Energy Check County Ground (Swindon).
The early FA Cup draw was rather emphatic towards the National League South outfit Woking who took the most of it to clinch four consecutive wins and go all the way to the second round of the competition. They are, however, going to have a much tougher challenge there given the opposition comes in the likes of League Two regulars (two divisions higher tier than the one of Woking’s) Swindon Town.
To make things worse for the visitors, the Robins will come into the match in the highest of spirits following back-to-back league wins over Port Vale and Stevenage. Richard Wellens’ men thus climbed up to the 12th place in the league standings. They saw off another sixth-tier side in the first round of the FA Cup when Scott Twine and Steven Alzate notched goals in a 2-1 victory over York City.
Swindon Town vs Woking: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head encounter between the two teams.
They met each other exactly nine years ago also in the FA Cup when Swindon Town took a narrow 1-0 victory in front of the home crowd.
Swindon Town vs Woking: Prediction
Woking will head into this high on confidence as well after winning four on the bounce across competitions. Nonetheless, it’s really hard to compare their rivals in the National League South to Swindon Town who notched two wins on the spin in League Two football.
The Cardinals went past their divisional rivals Torquay United with a 0-1 win on the road in the opening fixture of the FA Cup’s main draw. Max Kretzschmar was the man who made the difference netting the only goal of the game from the penalty-spot just after the break.
The gulf in quality between the two sides should be notable and we expect the hosts to take advantage of the draw and ease their way to the third round of the competition.
Swindon Town vs Woking: Bet Tips
Swindon Town to win @ 1.45 (9/20)
Swindon Town to keep a clean sheet @ 2.10 (11/10).