Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Victoria Park will host Saturday’s FA Cup game between Hartlepool and Harrogate, the two League Two sides. The Pools set up a meeting with the Sulphurites by beating Solihull Moors on penalties, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side. Clarke Oduor is likely to replace fellow defender David Ferguson in the starting XI, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Harrogate, on the other hand, did well to crush Mansfield Town 3-0 in their last league match, but beating Hartlepool on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that gamblers from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. A man to keep an eye on in the away side will be Luke Armstrong, who scored a brace in the last league match.
Highlighted Player (Mark Oxley):
Born in Sheffield, England, on the 2nd of June, 1990, Oxley's football journey started as a Rotherham youth product. The English International signed his first professional contract with the Millers in 2007 but failed to make a single appearance for the club during that season.
The following season, he signed for Hull City, who, in turn, sent him out on successive loans to clubs like Walsall, Grimbsy Town, Oldham Athletic, and Hibernian. The 6ft 3-inch goalkeeper's professional debut meanwhile, came on the 27th of February, 2010, playing for Grimbsy in a 2-0 away loss to Dagenham in League Two. Oxley's performance during his six-month loan period with Hibernian earned him a permanent deal. He signed a two-year contract starting with the club in July 2015. In his time at the Scottish outfit, he made 90 appearances and kept 35 clean sheets. Oxley then joined his current club Southend in July 2016 on an initial two-year deal.
He had a fantastic first season, winning both fans' player of the year and players' player of the year awards. As of August 2018, Oxley has signed a contract extension and also got given the captain's armband. On the International forefront, the 29-year-old is a former youth International having capped once for England at the under-18 level.