Haringey Borough vs AFC Wimbledon predictions for Friday’s FA Cup clash at Coles Park. Can the seventh-tier side cause an upset and send League One opponents packing? Or will the hosts find themselves on the end of a battering? Continue reading below for all our free tips and predictions.
Haringey Borough vs AFC Wimbledon Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
AFC Wimbledon Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 6/4
AFC Wimbledon 3-0 @ 8/1
Reason For Haringey Borough vs AFC Wimbledon Betting Tips
When they welcome League One’s AFC Wimbledon to Coles Park, a stadium capable of holding just 2,500 people, only 280 of which will be seated, on Friday night, Haringey Borough, who ply their trade in the Isthmian Premier Division, will be hoping to reach the second round of this famous competition for the first time ever. When they take to the pitch on Friday evening, it will be the first time that the club has tasted proper FA Cup action, though having made it this far, they won’t want their journey to end.
In terms of recent form, the hosts have been struggling a bit at their own level. After beating Poole in the final qualifying round of this competition, the Borough lost away to Corinthian-Casuals, while they’ve since exited the FA Trophy having lost to Chesham United on penalties. Last time out, Friday’s hosts drew 2-2 away at Enfield Town, so they are now without a win in four in all competitions, though such form is likely to have little effect on their mood ahead of this huge occasion.
As far as Wimbledon are concerned, well, the visitors are floundering in League One. Neal Ardley’s men have lost each of their last seven league games, while they’ve scored just two goals during that time. Fortunately, the Dons regained some confidence by thrashing League Two’s Stevenage (4-0) in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night, so they ought to fancy their chances ahead of this match against non-league opposition.
In recent years, the Dons haven’t faced too many non-league sides in this competition, though they were knocked out by National League Sutton United in 2017, while they also failed to beat York City away in 2014. That said, they did score four on their way to victory away against Curzon Ashton, who play at the level above Haringey, just under two years ago.
Despite not having the most sparkling recent record (albeit from a limited sample size) against lower-level teams in recent years, this is a match that Wimbledon should be winning, and winning comfortably at that. They are going up against a home team that will be anything but lacking in motivation, while playing away from home makes things that bit tougher, but the League One side ought to have more than enough quality to come through.
From a betting point of view, the selection that stands out is ‘Wimbledon to Score Over 2.5 Goals’. The visitors haven’t exactly been flourishing offensively in League One, but they took advantage of facing League Two opponents by scoring four on Tuesday, while they’re going up against a defence that has been struggling to keep teams out four divisions below.
Haringey, as well as they’ve done to get this far, and as motivated as they will be, may just lack the quality to keep League One opponents at bay. The hosts have conceded in each of their last nine matches, while they’ve conceded at least twice in seven of those. Such as defensive record against teams at their own level doesn’t exactly bode well.
Head to Head
There is no head-to-head record for this fixture. This will be the first time that the teams have faced each other.
Haringey Borough Team News
Haringey aren't known to have any serious injury concerns ahead of this fixture. Jorge Sambu will be hoping to be involved having recently returned from a knock, while Georgios Aresti, who has previously played in the Cypriot first division and who has been capped twice by Cyprus in friendlies, is likely to feature. Haringey's squad also includes Michael O'Donoghue, who made one appearance for Colchester in League One, and Michael Ademiluyi, who was previously at Southend United.
AFC Wimbledon Team News
Wimbledon are expected to be without Terell Thomas, though Anthony Wordsworth could feature having returned to score in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday. Andy Barcham may return to the bench, while striker Kwesi Appiah could start having netted in the week.
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Haringey Borough vs AFC Wimbledon Stats
- Haringey Borough have kept just one clean sheet in their last ten matches in all competitions.
- Wimbledon have scored at least three goals in three of their last six matches against non-league opposition.
- Haringey Borough have shut their opponents out in just two of their last ten home matches, all of which have been against non-league opponents.
- If we exclude their game against Premier League opposition, Wimbledon are averaging 1.67 expected goals in cup competitions(against Football League teams) this season.
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