Slough Town v Chippenham Town, National League South, Arbour Park, Slough, Saturday 19th January 2019. Kick-off 15h00
Rebels last played The Bluebirds at home in season 2016/17 when they were beaten 0 - 1 by the eventual Southern League champions.
This season, Slough Town visited Wiltshire in their first National South away game, with Nat Jarvis scoring the only goal of the match for Chippenham in the 68th minute.
The Bluebirds are currently lying in 12th position in the league table, just two places and one point behind Rebels, albeit having played one game more. Their recent 'form' is not overly impressive, having one just two of their last eight league fixtures since the beginning of December, although they did secure a fine away win last time out at Billericay Town. Also, they are only one of two teams that have won at Torquay this season. Their full league record being:
P26: Home P13 W7 D2 L4 GF25 GA20 : Away P13 W4 D2 L7 GF15 GA24 - Points 37
Home: W 1 - 0 Slough Town, L 1 - 4 Welling United, W 2 - 0 Billericay Town, W 4 - 1 Concord Rangers, W 1 - 0 Gloucester City, L 1 - 2 Dartford, W 2 - 0 East Thurrock United, D 2 - 2 Woking, W 3 - 1 Wealdstone, L 1 - 3 Weston-s-Mare, D 2 - 2 Bath City, W 3 - 2 Hampton & Richmond Borough, L 2 - 3 Eastbourne Borough
Away: L 4 - 2 Hemel Hempstead Town, W 1 - 2 Truro City, L 2 - 1 Eastbourne Borough, L 2 - 1 Hampton & Richmond Borough, W 0 - 1 Torquay United, L 2 - 0 Dulwich Hamlet, D 1 - 1 Oxford City, L 1 - 0 Chelmsford City, W 2 - 3 St. Albans City, L 2 - 1 Hungerford Town, D 1 - 1 Concord Rangers, L 5 - 0 Bath City, W 1 - 2 Billericay Town.
In The F.A. Cup Chippenham Town reached the 4th Qualifying round losing 1 - 0 (A) against National League Maidenhead United after drawing 1 - 1 at home. In the earlier rounds they beat Hendon (level 7) 4 - 1 (H), and Swindon Supermarine (level 7) 0 - 1 (A) following a home draw, 2 - 2.
They succumbed at their first hurdle in the F.A. Trophy, 3rd Round Qualifying, beaten 3 - 2 (A) against Wingate & Finchley (level 7) following a home draw, 1 - 1.
The Bluebirds leading goal-scorers are Nat Jarvis with 11 league & 3 cup goals and Karnell Chambers with 7 league goals and 1 cup goal.
Recent video highlights:
Billericay Town (A): 3m23s highlights link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3615017 (credit Match Day Media)
Eastbourne Borough (H): 2m49s highlights link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3615006 (credit BLTV)
Bath City (A): 3m33s highlights link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3614994 (credit Bath City FC)
Bookies Odds: Slough Town Win 19/16; the Draw 33/13; Chippenham Town Win 11/5
Prediction: Rebels to win again.
Slough Town 2 v 1 Chippenham Town