Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Doncaster and Mansfield face each other at Keepmoat Stadium in what is expected to be an interesting FA Cup game. The Donny have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in the previous three league fixtures, and, no doubt, they are eager to put an end to the negative trend. Richie Wellens could opt to make changes to the starting XI, with both Hasani and Cukur pushing for a start.
The Yellows, on the other hand, did well to beat Crawley Town in their last league match, but the league two sides will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturday’s FA Cup game. Under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their last five meetings in all competitions, and, taking everything into account, we are unlikely to see goals galore at Keepmoat Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Reece James):
Reece James is a talented Chelsea defender who plays for Wigan Athletic on loan. Born in Redbridge, England on December 8, 1999, James started his youth career at Chelsea football academy at the age of 6. The talented teenager played for England U18 and U19 teams and he currently represents the U20 team on the international stage.
Reece James scored 3 goals in 45 appearances for Wigan in the 2018/2019 Championship campaign, but that did not help the Latics avoid relegation to the League One. His numbers from the 2018/2019 season are impressive as he completed 91 successful tackles, 54 blocks, 44 successful dribbles and 93 clearances.
James, on the other hand, has yet to find the net for the England U20 national team. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Reece James turned professional in March 2017.
Highlighted Team (Mansfield):
Founded in 1897, Mansfield Town are a professional club that compete in the League 2, the English fourth tier. The Stags are well known for their yellow shirts and blue shorts, while the colour of their away kit is black. Field Mill is the club’s home ground, the stadium with the capacity of 9,186.
The venue was built back in 1861 and renovated in 1999. Chesterfield and Notts County are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals. Mansfield Town did well to win the Football League Trophy in 1986/1987 season, with the team beating Bristol City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the regular time, with Kevin Kent and Glyn Riley scoring for Mansfield Town and Bristol City respectively. Goalkeeper Rod Arnold is the player with most appearances as he played 513 games for the Stags in all competitions.