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FC United of Manchester vs Doncaster Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds & Live Stream - FC United bid for FA Cup first round upset

  • FC United of Manchester host Doncaster in the FA Cup First Round
  • Rovers visit Broadhurst Park in the first round on Saturday
  • FC United have played 3 matches and enjoyed a walkover to reach the FA Cup first round
  • FC United are playing in the first round for only the second time 
  • Doncaster have seen BTTS in 4 of their last 5 matches
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FC United Of Manchester host Doncaster at Broadhurst Park (Getty Images)


Non-league FC United of Manchester welcome League One Doncaster Rovers to Broadhurst Park in the first round of the FA Cup on Saturday. Will the Northern Premier League Premier Division claim a big scalp or is it the end of their run?

FC United of Manchester Form


FC United of Manchester have come through three FA Cup qualifiers, and had a walkover, to reach the first round proper for only the second time in their brief history.

The team set up Manchester United fans in 2005 made their only appearance in the FA Cup proper in 2010. The non-league side upset Rochdale 3-2 in the first round and then held Brighton 1-1 at the Amex Stadium, only to lose the replay 4-0 at home.

To set up the clash with Doncaster, FC United recorded a 6-2 win over Pontefract Collieries in the first qualifying round. They beat Curzon Ashton in the second round before receiving a walkover ahead of a third round tie with Alfreton.

Finlay Sinclair-Smith struck an 89th minute winner in the fourth qualifying round to seal a 2-1 win over Guiseley and book a place in the first round draw. A Paul Ennis penalty had earlier been cancelled out by Jonathan Wafula's goal for Guiseley.

On Tuesday, 10-man FC United bounced back successive defeats - including being knocked out of the FA Trophy by Marske - when recording a 3-1 win over Warrington in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

FC United of Manchester Team News


Fourth qualifying round hero Finlay Sinclair-Smith scored twice in the midweek win over Warrington and will the key man for FC United. Luke Griffiths was sent off in the midweek win and faces a ban.

Doncaster Form


Doncaster salvage a point on Tuesday night in League One as substitute James Coppinger struck a minute into injury time to seal a 2-2 draw with AFC Wimbledon.

Promotion-chasing Rovers had traded three wins with two losses in the five games before the midweek stalemate as an inconsistent run of form continued.

Darren Moore's side defeated promotion rivals Portsmouth 1-0 away and Ipswich 4-1 at home. They then lost 2-1 at home to lowly Crewe and went down by the same scoreline at Plymouth.

A Ben Whiteman goal for Rovers got them back on track at the weekend as Doncaster won 1-0 at home to Lincoln, before the midweek draw with AFC Wimbledon.

Doncaster Team News


Doncaster boss Moore is likely to shuffle his pack having named the same starting line-up for Rovers' last two games. 

Veteran James Coppinger could come into the midfield in a number of changes for the clash with FC United. Winger Jason Lokilo is likely to get his chance after coming on from the bench in midweek.

FC United of Manchester vs Doncaster Head to Head


The two sides have never met before with Saturday's clash unchartered territory for both.

FC United of Manchester vs Doncaster Odds


Doncaster are 1.20 favourites to win through to the second round, while bet365 make FC United of Manchester the 12.00 outsiders. It is 6.50 for the tie to end in a draw in normal time.

FC United of Manchester vs Doncaster Stats


  • FC United of Manchester have played 3 matches and enjoyed a walkover to reach the FA Cup first round.
  • FC United of Manchester are playing in the first round for only the second time (FA Cup).
  • FC United of Manchester have lost 1 of their last 18 home matches (all competitions).
  • FC United of Manchester have seen BTTS in their last 5 home matches (all competitions).
  • FC United of Manchester have seen over 3.5 goals in their last 2 matches (all competitions).
  • Doncaster have seen BTTS in 4 of their last 5 matches (League One).
  • Doncaster have won 1 of their last 5 away matches (League One).
  • Doncaster drew 2-2 in their last away match (League One).

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Where is FC United of Manchester vs Doncaster being played?

FC United of Manchester vs Doncaster is being played at Broadhurst Park in Manchester, England.

When does FC United of Manchester vs Doncaster kick off?

FC United of Manchester vs Doncaster kicks off at 17:30 GMT on Saturday 7 November 2020.

What competition are FC United of Manchester vs Doncaster playing in?

FC United of Manchester vs Doncaster are playing in the FA Cup First Round.

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Verdict

FC United of Manchester have a strong home record, and face a Doncaster side which has struggled on the road of late. 

The gulf in class between the sides could be negated - just as FC United proved in their past FA Cup escapades. An entertaining draw looks value in 90 minutes in this FA cup tie.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes Both Teams To Score @-142.86 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: FC United / Draw Double Chance @333 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Megabet: Draw Full-Time Result @550 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: 2-2 Draw Correct Score @2000 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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