The mouth-watering clash takes place at Holm Park tonight (Tuesday, November 11) and kicks-off at 7.30pm.
City and the Villagers have met once already this season, sharing the spoils in a hard fought Belfast Telegraph Championship One game at Lakeview Park.
But this cup match will be played to a finish – with the winners also claiming local bragging rights!
Armagh were without winger Shea McGerrigan against Bangor but, although in the panel, he was rested on the bench to protect a leg injury sustained in the Mid-Ulster Cup game against Newry City FC recently.
His rerurn would be welcomed by the Holm Park outfit – the current holders of the Bob Radcliffe Trophy.
Loughgall, however, will have exrtra incentive against City because, if they win the tie, then it is probable they will host the prestigue final at the traditional Lakeview Park venue on Boxing Day!
Currently, the Villagers are showing slightly better form than their City opponents and warned up for the cup encounter with a league point away at Donegal Celtic on Saturday last.