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League 2 Football Pointers – Saturday 17th April

League 2 Football Pointers – Saturday 17th April

Carlisle vs Port Vale

Carlisle stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.37 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.15 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.70 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.12 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.70 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.42 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Carlisle have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (80%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (67.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (70%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (45%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (87.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 37 games (92.50%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (72.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 32 games (80%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 34 games (85%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (62.50%)

Port Vale stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.29 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.26 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.75 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.39 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.12 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Port Vale have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 27 games (65.85%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (68.29%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (63.41%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (39.02%)

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (43.90%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (87.80%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 26 games (63.41%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (75.60%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 22 games (53.65%)

Carlisle vs Port Vale match preview

Carlisle have won 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5 league games and Port Vale have won all of their last 5 league games. Carlisle won the reverse fixture 1-0 and the game had 8 Port Vale corners, 7 Carlisle corners, 3 Port Vale yellow cards and 1 Carlisle yellow card.

Port Vale have won their last 6 league games and they scored an average of 1.66 goals per game in those 6 games. Port Vale have now kept 3 clean sheets in a row. Carlisle are unbeaten in their last 5 having drawn their last 2 and won all 3 before that. Carlisle failed to score in their last league games but they scored 2 goals in each of their 4 league games before that and have now scored in 14 of their last 16 league games and they scored an average of 1.31 goals per game in those last 16 games. Carlisle have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 5 league games. 

Over 1.5 goals looks a good bet and both teams to score, though both teams to score does carry some risk due to both teams being solid defensively in recent games. At this stage if the season a draw does nothing for either team and Carlisle have genuine playoff ambitions with Port Vale having a lot of work still to do, so I expect both teams to go for the win. 

Port Vale average 4 corners per game in their last 8 league games and Carlisle have taken just 2 corners or less in 3 of their last 5 league games so we won’t be backing corners in this game. 

Port Vale average 1.90 yellow cards per game in their last 10 league games and Carlisle average 1.80 yellow cards per game in their last 10 league games. It looks highly likely both sides will pick up at least 1 card and the game will have at least 3 cards.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score 

over 2.5 goals

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

Exeter vs Southend

Exeter stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.62 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.15 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.67 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.02 per game

Yellow cards for them – 0.90 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.35 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

Exeter have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (75%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (72.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 30 games (75%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 21 games (52.50%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (57.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (82.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 34 games (85%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (70%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 26 games (65%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 29 games (72.50%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 19 games (47.50%)

Southend stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.58 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.29 goals per game

Corners for them – 3.60 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.53 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.21 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Southend have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 18 games (43.90%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (65.85%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (58.53%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 12 games (29.26%)

Games where both teams scored – 12 games (29.26%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 28 games (68.29%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 20 games (48.78%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (75.60%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (68.29%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (60.97%)

Exeter vs Southend match preview

Exeter have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Southend have drawn 3, won 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games. It ended 2-2 when the sides met earlier in the season and that game had 4 Southend corners, 5 Exeter corners and no cards.

Southend have failed to score in 10 of their last 14 league games. Exeter have been very hit and miss with goals and have failed to score in 5 of their last 12, but have also scored 4 goals in a single game twice in those games. Exeter now find themselves on the outside of the playoffs looking in and will see this as a very winnable game to pick up some points and build momentum for an end of season push to extend their season. Southend need points and to be fair they have only lost 1 if their last 7 league games, though the issue is they have only won 1 of those 7 games and draws are unlikely to be enough to keep them in the division. 

Goals is not a market we are going to back here as Southend have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 15 league games and with Exeter being inconsistent we couldn’t confidently back anything goal related here. 

Exeter average just 3.6 corners per game in their last 5 league games which is a drop from their usual numbers this season and Southend average just 3.10 corners per game in their last 10 league games. So we won’t be backing corners either.

Southend have been given at least 1 card in all of their last 9 league games and they were given an average of 2.11 yellow cards per game in those games. Exeter have been given at least 1 card in 5 of their last 6 league games and they were given an average of 1.66 yellow cards per game in those 6 games. So it looks likely both teams pick up at least 1 card with the game having at least 3. 

The best bets in this game are

10+ booking points each team 

30+ match booking points

Forest Green vs Scunthorpe

Forest Green stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.27 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.15 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.07 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.67 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.42 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.85 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Forest Green have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (80%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (67.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (67.50%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (47.50%)

Games where both teams scored – 22 games (55%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (85%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 25 games (62.50%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 17 games (42.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (87.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 35 games (87.50%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 32 games (80%)

Scunthorpe stats and averages

Goals scored – 1 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.25 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.32 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.22 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.17 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.42 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Scunthorpe have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (60%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (72.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (65%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 11 games (27.50%)

Games where both teams scored – 15 games (37.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 28 games (70%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (72.50%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (55%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 27 games (67.50%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 21 games (52.50%)

Forest Green vs Scunthorpe match preview

Forest Green have lost 4 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Scunthorpe have lost 2, drawn 2 and won 1 of their last 5. Forest Green won 4-1 when the sides met earlier this season and that game had 2 corners for each team, 2 Scunthorpe yellow cards and 1 Forest Green yellow card.

Scunthorpe have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 league games and Forest Green have failed to score in 4 of their last 6 league games so we won’t be backing goals here.

Forest Green average 5.60 corners per game in their last 10 league games and Scunthorpe average 4.50 corners per game in their last 10 league games. Scunthorpe have taken 2 corners or less in 7 of their last 16 league games. Forest Green look reliable but Scunthorpe can’t be relied on with full confidence to take at least 3 corners. We could look at total match corners but if Scunthorpe do have a low day we can’t be fully confident Forest Green will cover the bet themselves as they have seen an improvement in corners in recent games and still their average may struggle to cover the bet. So we won’t be backing corners.

16 of the last 18 Forest Green league games had 30+ booking points and 7 of the last 10 Scunthorpe league games ended with 30+ match booking points. So whilst neither team has been racking up massive booking points they have both been consistent and the stats suggest a very good chance they both get at least 1 card and the game will have 30+ match booking points.

The best bets in this game are

10+ booking points each team 

30+ match booking points

Grimsby vs Bolton

Grimsby stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.75 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.45 goals per game

Corners for them – 3.87 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.27 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.57 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.50 per game

Red cards for them – 0.10 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Grimsby have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 23 games (57.50%)

They have conceded in – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 25 games (62.50%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (45%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 26 games (65%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (87.50%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 20 games (50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (87.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 34 games (85%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (67.50%)

Bolton stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.24 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.09 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.78 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.95 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.19 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.41 per game

Red cards for them – 0.12 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Bolton have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (78.04%)

They have conceded in – 25 games (60.97%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (65.85%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (36.58%)

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (43.90%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 38 games (92.68%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (75.60%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (60.97%)

Grimsby vs Bolton match preview

Grimsby have drawn 3, won 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games and Bolton have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games. It ended 0-0 when the sides met earlier this season and that game had 6 corners for each team, 2 Bolton yellow cards and 1 Grimsby yellow card. 

Bolton have failed to score in 2 of their last 4 league games but have now scored in 18 of their last 20 league games and they scored an average of 1.30 goals per game in those games. Grimsby failed to score in their last game but they did score in all 5 of their league games before that. 

Goals isn’t a market we can get too excited about as 8 of the last 9 Grimsby league games ended under 2.5 match goals and 10 of the last 13 Bolton league games ended under 2.5 goals. The best bet here we feel is Bolton to win either 1-0 or 2-0. 

Grimsby have taken 2 corners or less in 3 of their last 5 league games and Bolton only average 4 corners per game in their last 5 league games so there’s nothing to go at in corners with confidence either. 

Bolton have been given no cards in 3 of their last 5 league games and average just 0.81 yellow cards per game in their last 11 league games. Grimsby have been more consistent but they still only average 1.36 yellow cards per game in their last 11 league games so we can’t rely on them to cover a bet if Bolton don’t contribute and for that reason we won’t be backing cards. 

The best bet in this game is

Bolton to win 1-0 or Bolton to win 2-0

Harrogate vs Bradford

Harrogate stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.04 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.17 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.17 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.60 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.02 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.51 per game

Red cards for them – 0.12 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.12 per game

Harrogate have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 27 games (65.85%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (68.29%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 22 games (53.65%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (48.78%)

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (43.90%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (85.36%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (65.85%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 28 games (68.29)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 35 games (85.36%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 22 games (53.65%)

Bradford stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.15 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.12 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.40 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.82 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.47 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.35 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Bradford have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 27 games (67.50%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (72.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (65%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (47.50%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (80%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 24 games (60%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (82.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (62.50%)

Harrogate vs Bradford match preview

Harrogate have lost 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5 league games and Bradford have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games. The reverse fixture ended 1-0 to Harrogate with 1 Bradford corner, 5 Harrogate corners, 2 Bradford yellow cards and 1 Harrogate yellow card. 

Bradford failed to score in their last game but have scored in 4 of their last 5 league games and they scored an average of 1.60 goals per game in those last 5 league games. Bradford have conceded in 8 of their last 10 league games and they conceded an average of 1.30 goals per game in those last 10 games. Harrogate have scored in their last 2 league games but they failed to score in any of their 4 league games before that. Harrogate have conceded 2 goals in each of their last 3 league games. Goals is a tricky market as neither side can be considered bankers but both have games where they prove they can score and concede.

On this occasion we won’t be playing goals as 9 of the last 14 Bradford league games ended with 2 goals or less and 10 of the last 15 Harrogate league games ended with 2 goals or less. 

Harrogate average just 3.40 corners per game in their last 5 league games and Bradford average just 3.28 corners per game in their last 7 league games. So we won’t be backing corners in this one. 

Bradford have been given at least 1 card in all of their last 17 league games and they average 1.94 yellow cards per game in those last 17 league games. Harrogate have been given at least 1 card in 7 of their last 8 league games and they were given an average of 1.12 yellow cards per game in those last 8 games. 7 of the last 1o Harrogate league games ended with 30+match booking points and 13 of the last 16 Bradford league games ended with 30+ match booking points. So ot looks highly likely that the game will have 30+match booking points.

The best bet in this game is 30+ match booking points.

Leyton Orient vs Barrow

Leyton Orient stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.12 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.04 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.78 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.85 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.97 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.63 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Leyton Orient have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (73.17%)

They have conceded in – 24 games (58.53%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (65.85%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (39.02%)

Games where both teams scored – 17 games (41.46%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (87.80%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (56.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 30 games (73.17%)

Barrow stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.22 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.27 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.27 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.72 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.75 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.75 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.20 per game

Barrow have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (72.50%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (80%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (65%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (40%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (52.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 33 games (82.50%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (55%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 37 games (92.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 34 games (85%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 31 games (77.50%)

Leyton Orient vs Barrow match preview

Both sides have drawn 2, won 2 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games.  It ended 1-1 when the sides met earlier this season and that game had 3 Leyton Orient corners, 12 Barrow corners, 6 Leyton Orient yellow cards, 4 Barrow yellow cards and 1 Leyton Orient red card.

Barrow have scored in 9 of their last 10 league games and they scored an average of 1.60 goals per game in those last 10 games. Barrow have conceded in all of their last 7 league games and they conceded an average of 1.42 goals per game in those last 7 games. Leyton Orient have failed to score in 2 of their last 3 league games but have scored in 6 of their last 8. Leyton Orient have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 11 league games. 

Both teams have scored in the last 5 Barrow league games but both teams have only scored in 3 of Leyton Orient’s last 11 league games and for that reason we won’t be backing goals in this game as Barrow have been too inconsistent all season and Leyton Orient’s current form does not fill us with confidence that there will be goals in this one.

Barrow average just 2.72 corners per game in their last 11 league games and Leyton Orient average just 3.28 corners per game in their last 7 league games so we won’t back corners either. 

Leyton Orient have been given at least 1 card in 9 of their last 10 league games and they average 2.10 yellow cards per game in those game. Barrow have been pretty consistent with cards all season and average 2 yellow cards per game in their last 3 games and 1.75 yellow card per game on the season as a whole. Bookings looks a good bet here especially when you look at the previous meeting this season that produced 10 yellow cards and 1 red card. There must be some bad blood between these sides as something set that game off and even though we wouldn’t expect this game to match what that game did in terms of number if bookings, we feel it’s extremely likely both teams pick up at least 1 card and the game has 30+ match booking points. It may also be worth looking at some bigger odds bets like 20+ booking points each team and 40 or 50+ match booking points.

The best bets in this game are 

30+ match booking points

20+ booking points each team

40 or 50+ match bookings points

Morecambe vs Oldham

Morecambe stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.39 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.34 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.78 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.90 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.70 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.19 per game

Red cards for them – 0.12 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Morecambe have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 35 games (85.36%)

They have conceded in – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (75.60%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 24 games (58.53%)

Games where both teams scored – 27 games (65.85%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (87.80%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (60.94%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (73.17%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (60.97%)

Oldham stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.56 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.65 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.19 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.43 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.68 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.60 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Oldham have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (68.29%)

They have conceded in – 37 games (90.24%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 26 games (63.41%)

Games where both teams scored – 28 games (68.29%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 38 games (92.68%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 38 games (92.68%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (65.85%)

Morecambe vs Oldham match preview

Morecambe have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Oldham have won 3 and lost 2 of their last 5. Morecambe won the reverse fixture 3-2 in a game that had 5 Oldham corners, 2 Morecambe corners and 1 Morecambe yellow card. 

Morecambe have scored in 14 of their last 16 league games and they scored an average of 1.50 goals per game in those last 16 games. Morecambe have conceded in 15 of their last 17 league games and they conceded an average of 1.29 goals per game in those last 17 games. Whilst Morecambe have been consistent all season with goals, Oldham have not, but Oldham have caught fire in recent games and have scored in 4 of their last 5 league games, scoring 12 goals in those 5 games and scoring 9 goals in their last 2 league games, putting 5 past Colchester and 4 past Crawley. So goals look a good bet with one team consistent and one team in good goal scoring form. Over 1.5 goals and over 2.5 goals both look good with both teams to score also looking strong. 

Oldham are too inconsistent to trust with a corners bet as they regularly spike at a high number of corners in a game and then have a game where they get no corners or take just 1 or 2. Morecambe are not as bad as Oldham but are still inconsistent. Its a game that could have 15 corners and could have 4 corners and there are stats that would back both of them up as being possible. We won’t back corners here as we see it as a 50/50 flip of a coin market that really could end very low, very high, or somewhere in the middle, and none of them outcomes would be a surprise. 

Its a similar story with bookings as both teams are just too inconsistent to trust. So we will leave cards and corners and focus on goals in this one.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Over 2.5 goals

Both teams to score 

Both teams to score in both halves

Newport vs Cambridge

Newport Stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.22 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.02 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.02 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.57 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.05 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.65 per game

Red cards for them – 0.12 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.22 per game

Newport have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 33 games (82.50%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (67.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (70%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (42.50%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (57.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 25 games (62.50%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (57.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 27 games (67.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 34 games (85%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (70%)

Cambridge stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.48 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.39 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.29 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.41 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.43 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.09 per game

Cambridge have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (75.60%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 30 games (73.17%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 21 games (51.21%)

Games where both teams scored – 22 games (53.65%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 28 games (68.29%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (87.80%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (65.83%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 30 games (73.17%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (73.17%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (60.94%)

Newport vs Cambridge match preview

Cambridge have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games and Newport have lost 2, drawn 2 and won 1 of their last 5 league games. Cambridge win the reverse fixture 2-1 and that game produced 6 Newport corners, 4 Cambridge corners and 2 yellow cards for each team. 

Newport are very inconsistent in front of goal and have failed to score in 6 of their last 15 league games and they only scored an average of 0.86 goals per game in those 15 games, so even when they do score they don’t score many. Cambridge have scored in all of their last 8 league games and they scored an average of 1.62 goals per game in those last 8 games. Cambridge have conceded in all of their last 4 and had 4 put past them by Exeter in their last game. 

Goals is a difficult market here as Cambridge bring solid recent goal scoring form to the table but Newport are too inconsistent and low in the averages to trust fully. That’s why if betting on goals here we would only stick to over 1.5 goals and wouldn’t back both teams to score or over 2.5 goals. 

Going through the cars and corner stats its clear both teams are too inconsistent on both fronts to back any bet in this game with confidence. 

The best bet in this game is over 1.5 goals but we feel this may be a game that its best to avoid.

Stevenage vs Mansfield

Stevenage stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.87 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.87 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.90 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.75 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.31 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.39 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Stevenage have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (58.53%)

They have conceded in – 24 games (58.53%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 21 games (51.21%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 14 games (34.14%)

Games where both teams scored – 17 games (41.46%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (75.60%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (87.80%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (56.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (75.60%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 22 games (53.65%)

Mansfield stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.12 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.26 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.24 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.39 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.34 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.53 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Mansfield have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (68.29%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (78.04%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (68.29%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (39.02%)

Games where both teams scored – 24 games (58.53%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (85.36%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 30 games (73.17%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 24 games (58.53%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (75.60%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (58.53%)

Stevenage vs Mansfield match preview

Stevenage have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games and Mansfield have drawn 4 and lost 1 of their last 5. It ended 0-0 when the sides met earlier this season in  agame that had 4 Mansfield corners, 7 Stevenage corners and 1 yellow card for each team.

Mansfield have failed to score in 8 of their last 14 league games and whilst Stevenage have scored in all of their last 5 league games, they only average 1 goal per game in their last 14 league games so aren’t exactly prolific goal scorers. For that reason we won’t be backing goals here. 

Stevenage average 6.25 corners per game in their last 8 league games and Mansfield average 6.60 corners per game in their last 5 league games. So on current form corners look a good bet with it highly likely both teams take at least 3 and the game could go into double figures.

Mansfield have been given at least 1 card in all of their last 6 league games and they average 1.83 yellow cards per game in those last 6 games. Stevenage have been given at least 1 card in 8 of their last 9 league games and they were given an average of 1.33 yellow card per game in those last 9 games. 8 of the last 8 Stevenage league games had 30+ match booking points and 5 of the last 6 Mansfield league games had 30+ match booking points. So it looks highly likely that this game will end with at least 3 card and 30+ match booking points.

The best bets in this game are

3+ corners each

9+ match corners

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

Tranmere vs Salford

Tranmere stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.26 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.17 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.09 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.43 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.39 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.04 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.14 per game

Tranmere have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (60.97%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (63.41%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (58.53%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (43.90%)

Games where both teams scored – 15 games (36.58%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 24 games (58.53%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 26 games (63.41%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (60.97%)

Salford stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.15 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.82 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.60 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.20 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.82 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.62 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

Salford have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (70%)

They have conceded in – 23 games (57.5%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (60%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 14 games (35%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (40%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 19 games (47.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (82.50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (77.50%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (70%)

Tranmere vs Salford match preview

Tranmere have drawn 3 and lost 2 of their last 5 league games and Salford have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games. It ended in a 2-2 draw when the sides met earlier in the season and that game had 2 Salford corners, 4 Tranmere corners and 3 Tranmere yellow cards. 

Salford have failed to score in 5 of their last 8 league games and Tranemre have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 league games so in current form you couldn’t back goals with confidence even though both sides scored twice in the reverse fixture.

Salford average just 3.28 corners per game in their last 7 league games and Tranmere are very inconsistent with corners. Tranmere average 4.57 corners per game in their last 7 league games but in those 7 league games they took 12 corners in  single game and had a game where they didn’t take a single corner. This sums them up and we would be guessing if we tried to predict how many corners they will have here. So we won’t back corners either. 

Tranmere have been given at least 1 card in 21 of their last 22 league games and they were given an average of 1.59 yellow cards per game in those games. Salford have been given at least 1 card in 13 of their last 14 league games and they average 2.07 yellow cards per game in those games. So its highly likely both teams pick up at least 1 card and the game will have 30+ match booking points.

The best bets in this game are

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

Colchester vs Walsall

Colchester stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.95 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.43 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.17 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.75 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.73 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.36 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Colchester have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 26 games (63.41%)

They have conceded in – 31 games (75.60%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (46.34%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (56.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (87.80%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (68.29%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (85.36%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (60.97%)

Walsall stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.02 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.14 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.12 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.78 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.56 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.60 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Walsall have played 41 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (68.29%)

They have conceded in – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (70.73%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 14 games (34.14%)

Games where both teams scored – 25 games (60.97%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 33 games (80.48%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (65.85%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (82.92%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 36 games (87.80%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 30 games (73.17%)

Colchester vs Walsall match preview

Colchester have drawn 3 and lost 2 of their last 5 league games and Walsall have won 2 and drawn 3 of their last 5. It ended 1-1 when the sides met earlier this season with 7 Walsall corners, 2 Colchester corners, 3 Walsall yellow cards and 4 Colchester yellow cards.

Goals and the result is not a market we will look to play as although Walsall are unbeaten in 6 and have won their last 2, they have only won 2 of their last 16 league games and have only scored an average of 0.54 goals per game in their last 11 league games. Colchester are winless in 10 and have scored an average of just 0.60 goals per game in those last 10 games. 

Walsall average just 3.36 corners per game in their last 11 league games and whilst Colchester have been better we wouldn’t trust them to get enough corners to cover a bet on their own. So we won’t be backing corners here either

Colchester have been given no cards in 2 of their last 3 league games and only average 1 card per game in their last 9 league games. Walsall average 2 yellow cards per game in their last 9 league games. Cards is a difficult market as Walsall games are usually pretty good for bookings but Colchester have been the opposite of late. So whilst bookings would be a surprise it’s not a bet we can recommend with full confidence.

There is no stand out bet in this game.

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