It's first round cup football at the Carra as the Hertfordshire boys head to the City. Whilst Norwich City have failed to record a league victory so far this season, the 'Boro have managed a 2-2 home draw with newly promoted Tranmere and recorded a 3-1 away win at Crawley Town, sitting nicely 6th in League Two, better than their final 16th position for the 2017/18 season.
Their squad of 29 boasts at a market value of 2.25 million and average age of 26, of which 38% are foreign players. In comparison, the City squad of 26 players has the same average age although 85% are made up of foreigners and is valued at £48 million.
Boro have introduced 18 new playing staff to the club - none of any note or past notoriety, seven of which are free transfers, six undisclosed and three loans, one under 18 and one with no club. 14 have left the club including their prize centre-back Ben Wilmot who popped up the road to Watford for £1.7 million.
Founded in 1976, they were United Counties champions in 1981, Isthmian Premier winners in 1994, Conference champions in 1996 and 2010, FA Trophy winners in 2007 and 2009 and League Two playoff winners in 2011.
In March 2018 they appointed a Tunisian Manager, Dino Maamria. An ex Stevenage player with 94 appearances and 31 goals and journeyman of 10 clubs in the UK and two within his homeland.
It's anyone's guess what the City team will look like as fans are offered £10 for adults and kids for a quid so I have no score prediction although I do expect a City win.