Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Bristol City and Huddersfield Town face each other at Ashton Gate Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program. The Robins are determined to book their place in the Championship play-offs, but they have big ambitions for the 2018/2019 FA Cup season as well. Last season Bristol City suffered an early exit in the FA Cup, with the team losing to Watford and, no doubt, they are eager to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign. The Terriers, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the Premier League standings, meaning that the team’s main goal is to avoid relegation to the English second tier. Bristol City have been in a much better form of late than Huddersfield Town, therefore, we are tempted to put our money on the Championship side. In their last meeting at Ashton Gate Stadium the Robins hammered the Terriers 4-0.
Highlighted Player (Nathan Baker):
Nathan Baker is a product of Aston Villa football academy. The left-footed defender played 115 games for Aston Villa in the league and it has to be noted that he scored only goal for the club during his spell at Villa Park. Nathan Baker is used as both centre-back and left-back and the 189-cm-tall footballer is very good in the air.
Nathan Baker was born in Worcester, England on April 23, 1991 and he currently plays for Bristol City in the Championship. After ending his loan spell with the Robins, he signed a permanent deal with the club on July 28, 2017 for an undisclosed fee. Nathan Baker has yet to make his debut for England national team, but he has three caps for England U21 team.
Nathan Baker made his debut for the under-21 squad against Iceland back in 2011. The English footballer has a contract with Bristol City which expires on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Huddersfield Town):
Back in 1926 Huddersfield Town became the first English club to win three straight domestic trophies. Since 1908 the Terriers were playing at Leeds Road, but in 1994 John Smith’s Stadium became home of Huddersfield Town. The club play in the English second tier (Championship) and the colour of the their home kit is blue and white (stripes).
Huddersfield Town were founded in 1910 and just three years later they entered the Football League. In 1926 the Terriers won their last domestic trophy, but they did well finishing runners up in the FA Cup 1920. The club’s biggest rivals are Leeds United and it has to be noted that Huddersfield Town have better head-to-head record of the two teams.
Bradford City are considered Huddersfield’s local rivals as well, but there are small rivalries with Barnsley, Halifax Town, Manchester City and Oldham Athletic. The club’s chairman is Dean Hoyle.