Torbay Weekly predicta competiton
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It is an intriguing combination of the FA Cup fourth round and crucial National League encounters in the latest Torbay Weekly predicta competition.
We start with the mightiest of challenges for Cheltenham Town, as they welcome an awesome Manchester City side that has found some impressive rhythm in the Premier League.
Sheffield United are at the other end of the top-flight table and Plymouth Argyle will have nothing to lose at Bramall Lane. If the Pilgrims do pull off a surprise, it will be even more of an achievement when considering they spent midweek making the epic return trip to Sunderland.
Our final FA Cup game will see Darren Moore’s Doncaster travel to a strong West Ham United.
Torquay United start our National League offering with a mouthwatering game at Notts County, where another win would be a massive statement from the Gulls.
The chasing pack occupy our final two fixtures in the Predicta, as Stockport County welcome a tricky Boreham Wood side and Sutton United host an Eastleigh outfit that also have the potential to cause major problems.
Can you beat our chief sportswriter Dave Thomas?
CHELTENHAM TOWN v MANCHESTER CITY – City win 4-0. Whichever of his formidable squad Pep puts out, they’ll simply be too good for League Two Cheltenham.
SHEFFIELD UNITED v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE – Blades win 3-1. Argyle will give it a good go, but the Cup is too important for struggling Sheffield to risk slipping up.
WEST HAM UTD v DONCASTER ROVERS – Hammers win 2-0. David Moyes has been around too long to overdo the changes, and the Hammers are live Cup outsiders anyway.
STOCKPORT COUNTY v BOREHAM WOOD – County win 2-1. This could well be tight, but ambitious County simply can’t afford to slip up and they can edge it.
NOTTS COUNTY v TORQUAY UNITED – A draw 2-2. Hugely important for both sides, but that won’t inhibit the Gulls’ attacking style – should be a belter.
SUTTON UNITED v EASTLEIGH – A draw 1-1. Both teams with games to make up – Eastleigh are tough to break down and may frustrate under-pressure Sutton.