FA Cup: Sheffield Wednesday vs. Plymouth Argyle – Preview

Plymouth Argyle take a break from the league this weekend for a match in the oldest national football competition in the world: The Fa Cup.

The Greens travel up north to Sheffield to face Wednesday for a place in the second round.

The two teams have already faced each other at Home Park this season, Argyle walking away with a comfortable 3-0 victory.

This meant Argyle have won four of the last six encounters between the two sides in all competitions.

Both sides come into the game after impressive results in the league. Argyle remain unbeaten in League 1 and come into the fixture off the back of an impressive 2-1 win over Ipswich in a sold-out Home Park.

The Owls home performance last Saturday saw off promotion favourites Sunderland in relaxed fashion, defeating the Black Cats 3-0.

In the Fa Cup however, Argyle will be looking to build on their cup success last year, reaching the 4th round and knocking out Championship side Huddersfield Town in the process.

Sheffield Wednesday also reached the 4th round last year with one round less to play due to them at the time being a Championship team. They defeated Exeter City before succumbing to Premier League outfit Everton.

So who are the favourites? Well, it is hard to tell. Plymouth’s form would suggest they are the favourites, winning four of the last five in the league and sitting second in the table, one point behind first place Wigan…

But nobody expected Argyle to be in this position at the start of the season, and nobody knows if this form will end. One thing is for certain: if they play with confidence and character the same way they have in the league, Argyle will have a great chance of making it to the 2nd round.

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