Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Sunderland will be looking to build on the League One win over Ipswich Town when they host Mansfield Town at their Stadium of Light in the FA Cup round 1. The Black Cats are determined to secure a return to the Championship, but they aim to record a good result in the FA Cup as well. Sunderland are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and it is no wonder they are seen as hot favourites to beat the the League Two side.
The Yellows, on the other hand, have been anything but impressive in the League Two this season, with the team sitting in the danger zone after 11 rounds. David faces Goliath at the Stadium of Light, and anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. In their last meeting in a competitive game Sunderland recorded a 2-1 win over Mansfield.