National cups are something special for many teams and supporters. Today's match will decide whether it's Leamington or Alfreton Town that keep their silverware dream alive.
There has not been much time to rest for the guests, as they played a Vanarama National League North game only four days ago. That game, against Southport, was also an away game. It's a tiring schedule for Alfreton Town.
Leamington form and statsLast season, Leamington's Fa Trophy journey ended in the 5th round.
The spoils were shared in Leamington's previous game, also at home. Visiting Southport travelled back with a draw after a 1-1 scoreline.Heartbreak before that as Leamington lost 0-1 at Chorley's place.
Leamington have prepared for this season with five friendly games versus mixed opposition. Results from training matches should always be treated with caution, but the takeaways from these five matches are 1 victories, 2 draws and 2 losses. In these games, Leamington have scored 3 goals and conceded 5 times.
Alfreton Town form and statsLast season their Fa Trophy adventure ended in the 3rd round.
It's a growing despair in Alfreton as they have recorded three consecutive losses.
Alfreton are travelling again after losing away to Southport in their previous match (0-2).A loss against Kidderminster Harriers was the result prior to that, in a Vanarama National League North home game.
It's a day of discovery for Alfreton as they finally learn what impact all the hours of pre-season training, along with the changes in personnel, have had on their performance in an official game. It's never easy knowing what to expect based on friendly games, of which Alfreton Town have played six with the results W3-D0-L3 (win-draw-lost). In these games Alfreton Town has scored 10 goals and conceded 8 times.
Head 2 HeadH2H stats regardless of arena (last eight matches): Leamington three wins, zero draws and Alfreton Town five victories. As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three games had two or less.
Leamington missing players
Alfreton Town missing players
|92%||92%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||100%||100%|
|80%||92%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||89%||76%|
|36%||58%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||44%||56%|
|12%||25%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||22%||40%|
|4%||8%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||22%||32%|
|28%||33%||Clean Sheets||C S||22%||12%|
|40%||25%||Failed to Score||F T||44%||32%|
|4.6||4.7||Corners for (avg)||C F||4||4.3|
|5.3||5.6||Corners against (avg)||C A||5.1||4.8|
|1||1||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||2.2||1.8|
|2||1||Red cards||R C||0||0|
|8.8||9.3||Shots (avg)||S (||11.5||11.7|
|3.4||4||Shots on Target (avg)||S O||3.9||4.8|
|28%||38%||Goal Efficiency||G E||35%||35%|
|11.2||10.5||Shots against (avg)||S A||10.8||10.5|
|4.8||4.7||Shots on Target against (avg)||S O||4.8||4.7|