Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Stoke City welcome Stevenage at their Bet365 Stadium in the FA Cup round 4 in what will be their first meeting since August 2016. Back then Stoke crushed the Boro 4-0 in the EFL Cup, and, no doubt, Alex Neil’s men want the history to repeat itself. Since the Potters head into Sunday’s clash following a thrilling 4-0 win over Reading, home triumph should be considered. Both Nick Powell and Sam Clucas are out of contention with injuries, speaking of the home team.
The League Two side, on the other hand, booked their place in the last 32 by shocking Aston Villa on the road, but we do not believe that they are capable of claiming yet another major scalp in the prestigious competition. A man to watch in the away team will be Jamie Reid, who impressed in a 3-0 win over Leyton Orient.
Highlighted Player (Aden Flint):
Born in Pinxton, England on July 11, 1989, Aden Fint began his youth career at his hometown club Pinxton. In 2008 he moved to Alfreton Town and he scored 45 goals in more than 100 appearances for the club.
In 2011 he signed a contract with Swindon Town and, no doubt, that was a step up in his career. The 197-cm-tall defender played 64 games in the league for the Robins and in 2013 he signed for Bristol City for a fee of £300,000. Aden Flint made his debut on August 3, 2013 in a 2-2 draw with Bradford City.
The centre-back scored his first goal for Bristol city on September 21 in a 3-2 loss to his former club Swindon Town. You should know that Flint was named Player of the Year for the 2015/2016 season. The Bristol City footballer has a contract with the club which expires on June 30.
Highlighted Team (Stevenage):
Based in Hertfordshire, England, Stevenage Borough are a professional club that compete in the League Two. The Boro are well known for their red and white home hit, while dark blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Stevenage play their home games at Broadhall Way, the stadium which can hold up to 6,722 spectators and they were founded in 1976.
The Boro have won FA Trophy on two occasions (2006/07, 2008/09), with the team clinching the Herts Senior Cup title in the 2008/09 season thanks to a 2-1 win over Cheshunt. Luton are considered one of the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks in matches between the two sides.
In 2015 fighting broke out between rival fans near to the end of the clash at the Lamex. It has to be noted that Stevenage Borough were founded in 1976 after the bankruptcy of Stevenage Athletic.