Sunday FA Cup Game Preview – Wolverhampton Wanderers Dark Horse to Lift Trophy
By Marc Gingell
|Ashton Gate||13:00||Bristol City||v||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Keepmoat Stadium||16:00||Doncaster Rovers||v||Crystal Palace|
Bristol City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Bristol City are 5th in the Championship and current form, over the last five games, puts them top. Between the October 27 and November 24 they lost four games straight. Since then they’ve gone 16 games unbeaten in all competitions winning eleven. They’ve won their last nine games. Andreas Weimann misses out with a back injury.
The last time Wolves visited Ashton Gate boss Nuno Espirito Santo received a red card for impeding on City’s technical area. That day Wolves won 2-1, thanks to a 90+ 3rd minute gola from Ryan Bennett, and went ten points clear at the top of the table.
Wolves are my dark horse to win the FA Cup but this will be a tough tie that could well go to extra time.
Bristol City 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2
Doncaster Rovers v Crystal Palace
Doncaster are 6th in Sky Bet League One and looking good for a play-off place. Manager Grant McCann, who spent most of his career in lower levels of English football and played 39 times for Northern Ireland scoring four goals, will be hoping that striker John Marquis can add to his three FA Cup goals this season.
Doncaster are in good from but Palace should have enough quality.
Doncaster Rovers 0 Crystal Palace 2
Swansea v Brentford
Home advantage should be enough for Swansea