National cups are something special for many teams and supporters. Today's match will decide whether it's Kettering Town or Buxton that keep their silverware dream alive.
There has not been much time to rest for the guests, as they played a Non League Premier: Northern game only four days ago. That game was also an away game, at Basford United. It will be interesting to see if they are fully ready and rested for this match, and/or if some changes in the lineup is necessary.
Kettering Town form and statsAction has already taken place for Kettering in FA Cup as they have defeated Leamington and Spalding United to reach the 4th Round Qualifying. Kettering Town was eliminated in the 2nd round qualifying last season in the FA Cup.
On the other hand, in the FA Cup, Kettering Town has performed like this (both home and away): 2 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses.
A draw after 90 minutes last time out for Kettering, who played 0-0 against Chester. That match was also played at this venue (Latimer Park).Previous to that game, a FA Cup home match hosting Leamington in a game that was won 2-0.
With the first game of the season soon underway, it's time to look at the results from the Kettering Town friendly games in pre-season: Kettering Town played five friendlies, won 4, drew 0 and lost 1. If you are really into statistics you might appreciate knowing that Kettering scored 13 goals and conceded 7 in these five games.
Buxton form and statsThe traveling awayteam has defeated City of Liverpool, Sherwood Colliery and Rushall Olympic in order to reach 4th round qualifying of FA Cup. They also participated in FA Cup last season. This ended in the 2nd round qualifying.
When we have look at the FA Cup statistics, we find 3W-1D-0L. This is both home and away. Things are running smoothly for Buxton who hasn't tasted defeat in their last 18 matches, regardless of venue and tournament. Their last defeat was against Nantwich Town.
Buxton play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 3-1 victory visiting Basford United.Prior to that result Buxton won their away game at Radcliffe Borough in the Non League Premier: Northern. The scoreline was 3-2.
A quick return to home after this game, as Buxton are hosting Scarborough Athletic in the Non League Premier: Northern only three days away.
It's finally time to play a game of importance again as a long period of training has passed. Buxton have played a number of friendly games in this period, resulting in 1 win, 0 draws and 0 defeats from one fixture.
Head 2 Head
Kettering Town missing players
Buxton missing players
|92%||82%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||93%||96%|
|88%||73%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||86%||92%|
|48%||27%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||64%||76%|
|32%||9%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||50%||60%|
|20%||9%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||21%||24%|
|32%||55%||Clean Sheets||C S||36%||32%|
|16%||27%||Failed to Score||F T||7%||4%|
|6.4||6.6||Corners for (avg)||C F||7.4||6.2|
|4.9||4||Corners against (avg)||C A||5.2||4.1|
|1.5||1.2||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||2||1.6|
|1||1||Red cards||R C||0||0|
|12.8||13.8||Shots (avg)||S (||15.6||15.9|
|5.5||6.6||Shots on Target (avg)||S O||6.7||7.3|
|33%||22%||Goal Efficiency||G E||37%||40%|