Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Portsmouth will look to extend their winning run to five games when they take on Harrogate at Fratton Park in the FA Cup round 2. The Pompey’s main goal is to secure promotion to the Championship, meaning that head coach Danny Cowley should mix the squad in Saturday’s clash. All Azeez, Harrison, and Jacobs are pushing for a start, with Thompson, Hirst, and Harckett-Fairchild likely to drop to the bench.
Harrogate, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Portsmouth by beating Wrexham 2-1 at home ground. The League Two outfit are undefeated in the previous five league fixtures, and seeing that Portsmouth key players should be rested in Saturday’s FA Cup game, we are tempted to put our money on the underdogs this time out. When the two teams met in the most popular cup competition in England two seasons ago Portsmouth defeated Harrogate 2-1.
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Harrogate Town is an English club that welcomes their rivals at Wetherby Road. Opened on August 28, 1920, the venue can hold up to 5,000 spectators (500 seated). The club was founded back in 1914, with the Sulphurties facing Horsforth in their first competitive match on August 30, 1919.
Harrogate Town footballers wear yellow and black shirts when playing at home, while pink is the dominant colour of their away jersey. The Sulphurties did well to win the Whitworth Cup in the 1919/20 season, while the club’s biggest success in the FA Cup came in the 2012/13 when they made it to the second round.
Simon Weaver is one of the most notable footballers who played for Harrogate Town in the past. The team’s manager for the 2020/21 season played for several English clubs, and he has been very successful in the coaching job as well.