Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Crown Oil Arena will host Saturday’s FA Cup game between Rochdale and Newcastle United. Rochdale have been struggling to find their best form of late, with the team sitting in the relegation zone in the League One standings. The Dale set up a meeting with Newcastle by beating the likes of Wrexham and Boston United, but they face an uphill task in the clash against the Premier League side.
The 2019/2020 Premier League campaign has been a mixed bag for the Magpies, who sit in the middle of the table ahead of the trip to Greater Manchester. Newcastle United are seen as favourites to win their FA Cup opener, but seeing that Rochdale suffered only one loss in the previous seven home fixtures, we are tempted to put our money on draw. The two teams meet for the first time ever in the FA Cup.