Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
The New Lawn will host Saturday’s FA Cup game between Forest Green and Birmingham City. The Green Army set up a meeting with Birmingham by beating Alvechurch 2-1, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry this time out. Since Forest Green experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Port Vale, we are not tempted to put our money on the League One side.
Mathew Stevens has overcome his injury, while Connor Wickham and Sean Robertson remain in the recovery room. Defender Bailey Cargill is banned for the match. The Blues, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Middlesbrough. Birmingham City, though, are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why we are going to put our money on draw. Defender Marc Roberts has joined the likes of Dion Sanderson, Harlee Dean, and Przemyslaw Placheta on the sidelines.
Highlighted Player (Dominic Bernard):
After spending his youth career at Tredworth Tigers and Birmingham City, Dom Bernard signed a professional deal with the Blues. However, he did not see any game action with Birmingham City at the senior level as he was instantly sent on loan at Aldershot Town.
After making 35 appearances for the Shots in the league, Dom Bernard joined Forest Green in the summer of 2019. He made his debut with the Green Army against Oldham Athletic on the opening day of the 2019/2020 season. Bernard, who quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Forest Green, has one cap with the Republic of Ireland U18 team while making two appearances with the U17 team.
He was born in Gloucester, England on March 29, 1997, and he wears the number 3 shirt at Forest Green. His main position is right back, but he is capable of producing fine performances as a centre-back as well.
Highlighted Team (Birmingham City):
Birmingham City are a club located in the city of Birmingham, England. Birmingham City were founded in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance, but the club’s named was changed to Small Heath in 1888. 17 years later they became Birmingham and in 1943 they finally changed their name to Birmingham City.
The Blues welcome their rivals at St. Andrew’s, the stadium that was opened in 1906. Birmingham City compete in the Championship and their fiercest rivals are WBA and Aston Villa. The Blues made it to the FA Cup final twice, but they have yet to win the prestigious trophy. In 1931 they were beaten by their local rivals WBA in the title game (1-2), whilst in 1956 they were outplayed by Manchester City in the title game.
The colour of Birmingham’s home kit is blue with white stripe. Trevor Francis, Gil Merrick, Bob Latchford, Jeff Hall, Alex Govan, Joe Bradford and Christophe Dugarry are notable footballers who played for the St. Andrew’s outfit in the past.