A record-breaking crowd is expected at Sixways for tonight’s clash between Worcester Raiders and Worcester City.

The derby game, which kicks off at 7.45pm, is the first-ever competitive fixture between the two sides and is set to be one of the biggest games for years for either club.

Up to 2,000 fans will be inside the stadium tonight for the Hellenic League Premier game.

The crowd is likely to be both a league record and the highest attendance for a Raiders match at Sixways.

The two sets of fans will be segregated inside the ground, with Raiders fans sat in the West Stand and City supporters in the East Stand.

The clubs have said there will also be a family area where families with mixed allegiances can sit together.

Raiders currently sit above City in the league table, although the sides have both enjoyed bright starts to the season.

Raiders are unbeaten, with three wins and a draw from their first four matches in the division.

City suffered their first defeat of the season to Westfields last week, leaving them with seven points from their opening four games.

Both Worcester clubs progressed through the first qualifying round of the FA Vase at the weekend, City easing past AFC Bridgenorth 8-1 and Raiders coming through a close game against Abbey Hulton United.