FA Cup: Sunderland v Kidderminster match preview

A look ahead to this week’s FA Cup fixture at the Stadium of Light

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Buoyed by their midweek penalty shootout victory against Manchester United to reach the Capital One Cup final, Sunderland will be aiming to avoid a potential banana skin when they host non-league Kidderminster, while the Harriers will be hoping to take inspiration from Sunderland’s underdog triumph, and replicate those cup heroics.

However, Kidderminster are no strangers to this stage of the competition, and will be vying for a place in the Fifth Round for a record second time for a non-league club. The last time they reached the round was in 1994, losing to West Ham.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3.00 pm




This fixture marks a historical moment as it will be the first time these sides have ever played each other.

Sunderland have won the FA Cup twice in the history of the competition, in 1937 and 1973.

There are 79 places between the two clubs in English football's league ladders.

Sunderland have won all five of their home games in cup competitions this season (in FA Cup and Capital One Cup).


Sunderland to win: 1.29

Kidderminster to win: 13

Draw: 6.2

TV: Highlights on ITV at 10.45pm