Kingsmeadow Stadium will be visited by the TV cameras of BT Sport on Friday evening, for the FA Cup first round clash between AFC Wimbledon and Coventry City, with both clubs winning the trophy within recent memory.
In 1988 Liverpool were surprise losers to Wimbledon at Wembley due to a Lawrie Sanchez winning goal. Wimbledon have since been rebranded as MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon rose from the ashes to keep the name alive, and have since moved up through the non-league football tiers and joined the football league.
Neal Ardley’s side sit 15th in League Two, and Bet365 offer a price of 7/2 for them to triumph against their more illustrious opponents at Kingsmeadow. Wimbledon recorded an impressive 2-1 victory over Rochdale at the weekend after going six games without success. Coventry are one of League Two’s best teams however, and have cancelled out their 10 point penalty and now sit comfortably in the top half of the table, so it may be a tall order for Wimbledon to beat the visitors.
Tottenham Hotspur were the beaten finalists when Coventry won the FA Cup in 1987, and in 15 games this season they have amassed 34 goals, due mainly to the scoring exploits of Callum Wilson and Leon Clarke, with the two strikers fighting for the title of top goal-scorer in the side.
Coral offer 10/11 that City beat the home side in this exchange, with the Midlands side unbeaten in their precious seven games, with five victories to record.
The FA Cup is important to Coventry as the club is beset by numerous problems, not least the fact that they now play home games 35 miles away in Northampton in front of crowds of less than 3,000. A City win to nil is priced at 27/10 at Coral.
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