Darlington v Walsall Betting Tip – Both teams to score – 20 November 2019

Another entertaining game expected

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EnglandDarlington vs WalsallEngland
20th November 1945hrs
Football – England – FA Cup
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 7/10 odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 19 November)

It was a thriller the first time around when Walsall hosted Darlington 10 days ago in a game that ended 2-2. There will have to be a winner when the two teams go at it again on Wednesday.

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Darlington Preview – Can Darlington make home advantage count and knock out Football League opposition?

It’s been a rather inconsistent season for Darlington thus far who compete in the National League North. Alun Armstrong took charge of the club at the end of the previous campaign and he will be hoping to lead his team to what would be an FA Cup shock, of sorts. Darlington come into this match in relatively good form with just one defeat in their last nine games. That loss came on Saturday in a thumping 5-1 loss away to Brackley Town who currently reside in the playoff spots. The margin of the defeat will have been a surprise for Armstrong considering his team had not conceded more than two goals in a game since August and no more than three all season.

Due to their non-league status Darlington have had to win three ties just to even get to the first round proper. All of them have come away from home and earning a draw in the first meeting with Walsall means they get a chance to play in the competition at home. It’s an opportunity they will be looking to take full advantage of.

Both teams to score in 1st half

Walsall Preview – Will Walsall make it three wins in a row and reach the second round of the FA Cup?

Having been drawn at home against non-league opposition Walsall would have very much hoped they would have enough to see off Darlington at the first time of asking. Unfortunately for Darrell Clarke’s men their struggles have been there for all to see. They sit fourth bottom of League Two and just four points outside of the relegation spots. Saturday’s 2-1 win at home to Cambridge United brought to an end of a run of six straight defeats in the league which has seen them drop right down the division. Clarke will be hoping that that win, combined with an emphatic 6-0 victory in the EFL Trophy against Forest Green will be the catalyst for them to go on and win this game and a run in the league.

A positive for Walsall is that their form on the road has been better than at home. They have picked up three away wins compared to just two in the league.

Key-Facts – Darlington vs Walsall

  • Darlington sit in mid table in the Conference North but have been in decent form of late winning three of their last five in the league
  • Walsall sit fourth bottom of League Two but come into this game having scored eight goals in their last two matches
  • The winners of this tie will face Oxford United at home in the next round of the FA Cup

Darlington v Walsall Betting Advice

It was a cracker of a first game between these and we can only hope for the same on Wednesday. Walsall would have thought they had won it when taking a 2-1 lead in the last minute of the 90. An own goal with virtually the last kick of the ball denied them passage to the second round and means they both have to do it all again. Darlington will feel they have everything in their favour to cause an upset and make it into the next round.
What was obvious from the first game is that these are two teams who are not great defensively. Darlington have kept only two clean sheets in their last 11 matches between the league and first round proper of the FA Cup. Equally, Walsall have managed to shut just one team out in their last nine games. Cup competitions also tend to produce a more open game and everything points to this one having both teams finding the net.