Dagenham & Redbridge vs Salford CityFA Cup, KO: 19:45 Nov 8, 2021, Chigwell Construction Stadium
Salford City will be looking to avoid an early upset when they host Dagenham & Redbridge in the first round of the English FA Cup. Salford have been struggling in League Two, particularly on the road and should find things difficult against the National League side.
Dagenham & Redbridge made an impressive start to the season, winning six of their opening eight matches and setting the early pace in the National League. However, they went on a run of just one win from their subsequent four matches and have slipped to eighth on the table.
Daryl McMahon’s men often do their best work at home having lost just once in their last 12 matches at Chigwell Construction Stadium, stretching back to last season. They have claimed some impressive result against teams ranked above them in the league, including a 5-1 victory over promotion chasing Solihull Moors.
The season has not gone according to plan for Salford City so far in League Two. They were considered among the early favourites to gain promotion but are currently sitting 19th on the table after claiming just four wins from 15 league matches.
Salford City travel to Dagenham off the back of a 5-3 victory over Leeds United U21 in the EFL Trophy. Manager Gary Bowyer will hope the win can spark a resurgence having lost their previous two matches.
Much of Salford’s problems this season have come on their travels where they have lost six of their last seven away matches. A bulk of the goals conceded have also come on the road as they have been breached 11 times in their last six away matches.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
There have been only three previous matches between Dagenham & Redbridge and Salford City with both teams claiming one win each and one draw. The last meeting was an FA Trophy fixture in 2019 which Salford won 2-0 at home.
Players to watch
Paul McCallum has six National League goals for Dagenham & Redbridge this season and could be tipped to find the net on Monday at 23/13 with SBK. Josh Walker has found the net five times and is also priced at 28/13 by SBK in the same market.
Salford City have not been particularly prolific this season but Brandon Thomas-Assante has shown some good form lately with three goals in his last three matches. The striker is priced at 9/4 by SBK to find the net on Monday.
Anything else catch the eye
Dagenham & Redbridge and Salford City have not been convincing at the back and with both sides boasting some quality in attack, goals can be expected here. Dagenham saw over 3.5 goals in their last fixture and a similar outcome is priced at 43/20 by Unibet, who are also offering 4/5 for over 2.5 goals.
This FA Cup match between Dagenham & Redbridge and Salford City will be played on Nov 8, 2021 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Dagenham & Redbridge vs Salford City prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.