Birmingham City have had a difficult season so far in the Championship, and they currently find themselves 18th in the table, having only won seven matches.
The Blues were comfortably defeated by Blackburn Rovers in their final game of 2021, but they were unable to respond when they faced Queen’s Park Rangers last weekend.
Despite a goal from Chuks Aneke, it was not enough to claw his team back into the game as they lost 2-1, which is why they will now be hoping to get back to winning ways on Saturday.
This match will actually be the first time Birmingham and Plymouth have ever met in the FA Cup, making this a historic encounter no matter what happens.
The Blues will also take confidence from the fact they have knocked out their opposition in lower leagues than them 13 out of the last 14 times they have faced them.
However, the Pilgrims are enjoying a strong season in League One, and they are currently in the playoffs, with the squad aiming for promotion.
Their past two performances have highlighted the qualities within the group, having not conceded in either match while picking up three points consecutively.
Plymouth are yet to play in 2022, with their last game taking place on Boxing Day when goals from Panutche Camara and Jordan Garrick earned the 2-0 win against Cheltenham Town.
Within the FA Cup this season Steven Schumacher’s team have already disposed of both Sheffield Wednesday and Rochdale, with their eyes firmly fixed on the fourth round.
However, the club have lost eight of their nine meetings with Birmingham City throughout history, which is form they will be hoping to change on Saturday.