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League 2 Football Pointers – Saturday 24th April

League 2 Football Pointers – Saturday 24th April

Cambridge vs Stevenage

Cambridge stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.53 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1 goal per game

Corners for them – 4.46 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.32 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.37 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.53 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.09 per game

Cambridge have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 33 games (76.44%)

They have conceded in – 30 games (69.76%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 22 games (51.16%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (53.48%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (69.76%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 38 games (88.37%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (67.44%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (74.41%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (62.79%)

Stevenage stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.83 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.88 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.81 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.62 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.27 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.37 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.06 per game

Stevenage have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (55.81%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (60.46%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 21 games (48.83%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 14 games (32.55%)

Games where both teams scored – 17 games (39.53%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 32 games (74.41%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (83.72%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (53.48%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 32 games (74.41%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (53.48%)

Cambridge vs Stevenage match preview

Cambridge have won 6 of their last 8 league games and scored 18 goals in those last 10 games. Stevenage have been pretty inconsistent with goals all season and have scored in 55.81% of their league games this season. Stevenage have lost their last 3 league games, but it doesn’t look like Cambridge will blow Stevenage away as Stevenage have only conceded an average of 0.53 goals per game in their last 13 league games. The best bet looks to be Cambridge to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 as part of a group correct score bet.

Neither side has very impressive corners stats so it’s not an angle that we are going to get involved in. The same applies to cards so we won’t back any card bets in this one either.

The best bet in this game is

Cambridge to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1

Carlisle vs Harrogate

Carlisle stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.30 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.11 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.88 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.14 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.66 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.40 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Carlisle have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (76.19%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (42.85%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (47.61%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 37 games (88.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 39 games (92.85%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (80.95%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 36 games (85.71%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (59.52%)

Harrogate stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.04 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.20 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.06 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.60 per game

Yellow cards for them – 0.97 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.48 per game

Red cards for them – 0.11 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.11 per game

Harrogate have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (65.11%)

They have conceded in – 30 games (69.76%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (55.81%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 22 games (51.16%)

Games where both teams scored – 19 games (44.18%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (83.72%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 34 games (79.06%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (65.11%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 28 games (65.11)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 36 games (83.72%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 22 games (51.16%)

Carlisle vs Harrogate match preview

Carlisle have failed to score in their last 3 league games and Harrogate have failed to score in 5 of their last 8 league games so goals looks a bet to avoid in this game. 

The season stats on corners look promising as Carlisle have taken 3 or more corners in 88.09% of their league games and Harrogate have taken 3 or more corners in 83.72% of their league games played. Both sides average over 5 corners per game this season as well. Though recent form on corners is a worry as Harrogate only average 3.28 corners per game in their last 7 league games and Carlisle have seen their average boosted by games where they spike at 10 or more corners on their own, but then they have games where they take just 1 or 2 corners. Carlisle have taken 2 corners or less in 3 of their last 7 league games. So, the season stats suggest corners is a good bet, but recent form is a worry. 

Harrogate games have been pretty low on cards all season and they average just 0.72 yellow cards per game in their last 22 league games. Carlisle are better but we wouldn’t trust them to cover a bet on their own, so we won’t back cards in this either.

There is no standout bet in this game.

Cheltenham vs Colchester

Cheltenham stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.30 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.85 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.19 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.83 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.02 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.02 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Cheltenham have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (76.19%)

They have conceded in – 22 games (52.38%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (35.71%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (38.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (80.95%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 18 games (42.85%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 24 games (57.14%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 16 games (38.09%)

Colchester stats and averages

Goals scored – 1 goal per game

Goals conceded – 1.39 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.27 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.65 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.74 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.39 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Colchester have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (65.11%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (74.41%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (46.51%)

Games where both teams scored – 24 games (55.81%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (83.72%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 38 games (88.37%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (67.44%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 37 games (86.04%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 36 games (83.72%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (62.79%)

Cheltenham vs Colchester match preview

Cheltenham have scored in 11 of their last 14 league games and they scored an average of 1.28 goals per game in those games. Scoring in 76.19% of their league games this season Cheltenham have been pretty consistent in front of goal. Colchester have scored 2 goals in each of their last 3 league games, but they have failed to score in 12 of their last 21 league games and their last 3 games where they have scored 2 goals in each have been against Oldham, Walsall and Southend who are all sides that have struggled defensively this season. Cheltenham have conceded in 52.38% of their league games this season and have conceded the 2nd fewest goals of all the teams in League 2 this season. 

Cheltenham don’t score allot of goals and blow teams away on a regular basis, so a good bet here looks to be Cheltenham to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1.

Colchester have taken 3 or more corners in 26 of their last 27 league games and they average 4.92 corners per game in those 27 games. Cheltenham add some doubt to corners as they have taken just 2 corners or less in 6 of their last 18 league games and 4 of the last 5 Cheltenham league games ended with just 7 corners in the game or less. So, we can’t say there won’t be corners, but it does look to carry a bit more risk than we would be comfortable with to back them with confidence.

Cheltenham games have been low on cards all season with just 38.09% of their league games having 30+ match booking points. Cheltenham average just 0.58 yellow cards per game in their last 12 league games and Colchester are better but still only average 1.13 yellow cards per game in their last 15 league games. So, we won’t back cards here.

The best bet in this game looks to be Cheltenham to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1.

Crawley vs Forest Green

Crawley stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.20 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.27 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.65 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.34 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.20 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.39 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.13 per game

Crawley have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 33 games (76.44%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (67.44%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (41.86%)

Games where both teams scored – 22 games (51.16%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 37 games (86.04%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 26 games (60.46%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (79.06%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (74.41%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (55.81%)

Forest Green stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.28 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.14 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.38 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.61 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.42 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.83 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Forest Green have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 33 games (78.57%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (47.61%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (54.76%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (85.71%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 26 games (61.90%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 18 games (42.85%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 37 games (88.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 36 games (85.71%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 33 games (78.57%)

Crawley vs Forest Green match preview

Crawley have failed to score in 4 of their last 7 league games and have seen 6 of their last 7 league games end with just 2 goals or less. Forest Green have failed to score in 5 of their last 8 league games so goals is a risky bet on current form.

Crawley have taken just 5 corners in their last 3 league games and Forest Green are unpredictable with corners as they took 19 corners in their recent game against Scunthorpe and seem to have spikes which are obviously boosting their average. 6 of the last 11 Forest Green league games ended with 8 corners or less in the game so we wouldn’t want to back total match corners in this one. With Crawley being very low on corners in recent games and Forest Green needing their corner stats taken with a pinch of salt it’s not an angle we are going to look to play here. 

Both sides are pretty consistent with cards just neither are that impressive in terms of the booking point numbers they get. It’s likely that both teams will get at least 1 card but at the slim odds we don’t feel the risk reward would make sense and it’s another angle to be careful of if you back. 

There is no standout bet in this game. 

Exeter vs Newport

Exeter stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.54 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.09 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.78 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.04 per game

Yellow cards for them – 0.90 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.33 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Exeter have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (71.42%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 30 games (71.42%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 21 games (50%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (54.76%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (85.71%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 27 games (64.28%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 20 games (47.61%)

Newport Stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.21 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.97 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.16 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.54 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.11 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.64 per game

Red cards for them – 0.11 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.23 per game

Newport have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 34 games (80.95%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (40.47%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (54.76%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 26 games (61.90%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (59.52%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 36 games (85.71%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 30 games (71.42%)

Exeter vs Newport match preview

The last 2 Exeter league games have both finished 0-0 and Exeter have failed to score in 4 of their last 6 league games. Newport only score an average of 0.88 goals per game in their last 17 league games. Goals is a risky market in this game.

Both teams average over 5 corners per game this season but Newport have taken just 1 corner or less in 2 of their last 4 league games. Corners is an unpredictable market here and whilst it not a market that we could confidently recommend backing on current form, it would be no surprise to see both teams take at least 3 corners and the game to have 8/9 and be pushing towards double figures.

The card stats for both teams are quite weak on the season as a whole. Newport have seen a rise in their booking points in the last few games and they average 1.85 yellow cards per game in their last 7 league games. Exeter opponents have been given an average of 2.20 yellow card per game in the last 5 Exeter league games. So, on current form it wouldn’t be a shock to see Newport pick up a couple of cards but the fact that Newport only average 1.11 yellow cards per game this season is off putting.

There is no standout bet in this game. 

Morecambe vs Bolton

Morecambe stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.48 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.34 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.83 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.02 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.62 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.16 per game

Red cards for them – 0.11 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.06 per game

Morecambe have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 37 games (86.04%)

They have conceded in – 34 games (79.06%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 33 games (76.77%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 26 games (60.46%)

Games where both teams scored – 28 games (65.11%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (79.06%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 38 games (88.37%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (62.79%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (79.06%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (58.13%)

Bolton stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.23 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.09 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.81 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.13 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.18 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.44 per game

Red cards for them – 0.11 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Bolton have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 34 games (79.06%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (60.46%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (65.11%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (37.20%)

Games where both teams scored – 19 games (44.18%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (83.72%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 40 games (93.02%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (76.77%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 26 games (60.46%)

Morecambe vs Bolton match preview

Morecambe have been gold for goals all season, scoring in 86.04% of their league games and scoring an average of 1.48 goals per game this season. Morecambe have scored in 16 of their last 18 league games and scored an average of 1.72 goals per game in those 18 games. They have won all of their last 3 league games and they scored 10 goals in those 3 games. Morecambe have conceded in 79.06% of their league games and they conceded an average of 1.34 goals per game this season. Morecambe have conceded in 17 of their last 19 league games and they conceded an average of 1.31 goals per game in those 19 games. 

Bolton have scored in 79.06% of their league games this season and score an average of 1.23 goals per game this season. Bolton have scored in all of their last 4 league games and 20 of their last 22 league games, scoring an average of 1.27 goals per game in those 22 games. Bolton have got a fairly good defensive record, especially in the second half of the season as they have kept 11 clean sheets in their last 19 league games, and they conceded an average of just 0.52 goals per game in those last 19 games. 

Goals look a good angle here with over 1.5 goals strong and both teams to score a very good bet, with the only doubt really being around Bolton and the fact they have kept allot of clean sheets in recent games. Morecambe are pretty consistent at finding the net and with this being 3rd plays 4th, both sides will want to win to move closer to the automatic promotion spots and a win for either side would be a huge step towards almost guaranteeing a spot in the play offs, barring a collapse in the last few games.

Bolton have taken 3 or more corners in 83.72% of their league games and Morecambe in 79.06% of theirs. Both sides average just under 5 corners per game this season. Morecambe average 6 corners per game in their last 6 league games and have taken 3 corners or more in 11 of their last 12 league games. Bolton have taken 3 corners or more in 13 of their last 14 league games and they average 5.64 corners per game in those last 14 games. So, it looks likely that both sides take at least 3 corners. 

With goals and corners another interesting could be to look at the goals and corners in each half market. As it looks highly likely there could be at least 1 goal and at least 3 corners in each half.

Bolton have been given no cards in 3 of their last 7 league games and they average just 0.85 yellow cards per game in those last 7 games. Morecambe have been given no cards in their last 2 league games and 3 of their last 5. So, cards is a risky market in this game.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

A goal in each half & 3+ corners in each half

3+ corners each team

Oldham vs Grimsby

Oldham stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.62 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.67 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.27 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.46 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.60 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.53 per game

Red cards for them – 0.06 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Oldham have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (69.76%)

They have conceded in – 38 games (88.37%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 28 games (65.11%)

Games where both teams scored – 29 games (67.44%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 40 games (93.02%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 34 games (79.06%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (76.44%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 38 games (88.37%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (62.79%)

Grimsby stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.76 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.47 goals per game

Corners for them – 3.92 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.33 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.59 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.45 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Grimsby have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (57.14%)

They have conceded in – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (64.28%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (47.61%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 37 games (88.09%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (52.38%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 37 games (88.09%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (66.66%)

Oldham vs Grimsby match preview

Bottom of the table Grimsby travel to take on Oldham who have caught fire in front of goal in recent games. Oldham have scored 15 goals in their last 4 league games putting 4 past Crawley, 5 past Colchester and 3 past Morecambe and Harrogate. Grimsby are nothing on that scale, but they have improved their goal scoring in recent games and have now scored in 6 of their last 8 league games. Oldham have conceded in 18 of their last 22 league games and they conceded an average of 1.59 goals per game in those 22 games. Grimsby have conceded in 19 of their last 22 league games and they conceded an average of 1.22 goals per game in those games.

Over 1.5 goals looks a good bet and on current form it wouldn’t be a surprise to see both teams score. There is also a good chance that Oldham win this game with both teams scoring, as whilst there’s a good chance on current form that Grimsby could score a goal, it’s difficult to see them scoring 2 or more and the form Oldham are in, it’s hard to see them not scoring more than once as they take on the bottom side. 

Oldham have taken 3 or more corners in 93.02% of their league games this season and average 5.27 corners per game this season. Grimsby only average 3.92 corners per game this season and have only taken 3 or more corners in 66.66% of their league games. Grimsby have taken at least 5 corners in all of their last 4 league games, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them take at least 3 corners in this game, but we can’t tip it with confidence as they have taken 2 corners or less in 2 of their last 3 away games. 

The last 2 Oldham league games have ended with no cards for either side and 5 of the last 8 Oldham league games ended with under 30 match booking points. Grimsby are better for cards, but we wouldn’t trust them to cover a bet on their own. So, we won’t look to get involved with cards in this game.

The best bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

Oldham to win and both teams to score

Port Vale vs Bradford

Port Vale stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.27 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.20 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.76 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.09 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.41 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.16 per game

Red cards for them – 0.06 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Port Vale have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (65.11%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (65.11%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (62.79%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (37.20%)

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (41.86%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 37 games (86.04%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 34 games (79.06%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (65.11%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (76.74%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (53.48%)

Bradford stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.11 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.14 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.42 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.69 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 42 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (66.66%)

They have conceded in – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (64.28%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (47.61%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 24 games (57.14%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 26 games (61.90%)

Port Vale vs Bradford match preview

Port Vale are unbeaten in their last 8 league games and have scored in 7 of those 8 games, scoring an average of 1.50 goals per game in those last 8 games. Port Vale have kept 5 clean sheets in a row. Bradford have failed to score in 4 of their last 9 league games but if we go back further than have scored in 16 of their last 20 league games. Goals is a difficult market as with Port Vale’s defensive record it’s hard to say Bradford will score as they only score an average of 1.11 goals per game this season and have failed to score in 33.33% of their league games this season. 

The best bet from goals and the result is Port Vale to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 as Bradford have only conceded more than 1 goal in 16 of their last 17 league games and have lost all of their last 3 games by one of those score lines in the bet. Port Vale have won 6 of their last 8 league games by one of those score lines as well. 

Bradford have seen a drop in corners in the second half of the season and they average just 3.61 corners per game in their last 18 league games. Port Vale have taken 3 corners or less in 4 of their last 10 league games and aren’t a side you would class as a big corner team. The season stats are OK without being strong or bad. But given recent form it’s a risky bet, we can’t be confident that Bradford will take at least 3 corners and we wouldn’t back total match corners as we would trust Port Vale to do the majority of the work on their own.

Port Vale have been given at least 1 card in 11 of their last 12 league games and they average 1.91 yellow cards per game in those 12 games. Bradford have been given at least 1 card in all of their last 19 league games and they were given an average of 1.89 yellow cards per game in those last 19 games. On current form its highly likely both teams pick up at least 1 card and the game has 30+ match booking points.

The best bets in this game are

Port Vale to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

Salford vs Mansfield

Salford stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.14 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.78 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.64 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.11 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.83 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.59 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Salford have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (69.04%)

They have conceded in – 23 games (54.76%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 25 games (59.52%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 14 games (33.33%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (38.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 20 games (47.61%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 29 games (69.04%)

Mansfield stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.16 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.20 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.20 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.34 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.37 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.51 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Mansfield have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (69.76%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (74.41%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (67.44%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (39.53%)

Games where both teams scored – 24 games (55.81%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (83.72%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (58.13%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (76.74%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 26 games (60.46%)

Salford vs Mansfield match preview

Salford have failed to score in 6 of their last 19 league games and Mansfield have failed to score in 8 of their last 16 league games. Mansfield have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 4 league games and no side has conceded fewer goals in League 2 this season than Salford. Any goals bet is a very risky bet in this game.

The corner stats are average in this game with Salford being consistent at a relatively low level, but they have taken 2 corners or less in 2 of their last 5 league games. Mansfield are having their average corners being boosted by games where they spike and take 8/9 corners or have a double figure corner count, and Mansfield have taken 2 corners or less in 3 of their last 10 league games, so neither could be considered a banker for taking at least 3 corners.

Mansfield have been given at least 1 card in all of their last 8 league games and they were given an average of 1.87 yellow cards per game in those games, 7 of those 8 games also had over 30 match booking points. Salford have been given at least 1 card in 15 of their last 16 league games and they were given an average of 2.06 yellow cards per game in those games. 13 of those last 16 Salford games also had over 30 match booking points. 

Cards is a great bet in this game with it incredibly likely the game has at least 30 match booking points and at bigger odds there is a good chance both teams could pick up 20+ booking points each. 

The best bets in this game are

30+ match booking points

20+ booking points each team

Scunthorpe vs Walsall

Scunthorpe stats and averages

Goals scored – 1 goal per game

Goals conceded – 1.33 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.26 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.59 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.21 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.45 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Scunthorpe have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (59.52%)

They have conceded in – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 13 games (30.95%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (38.09%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (73.80%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 24 games (57.14%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (78.57%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 29 games (69.04%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (54.76%)

Walsall stats and averages

Goals scored – 1 goal per game

Goals conceded – 1.18 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.97 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.79 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.51 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.65 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.04 per game

Walsall have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (67.44%)

They have conceded in – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (34.88%)

Games where both teams scored – 26 games (60.46%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (62.79%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 38 games (88.37%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 31 games (72.09%)

Scunthorpe vs Walsall match preview

Scunthorpe have failed to score in 4 of their last 6 league games and Walsall have failed to score in 8 of their last 15 league games. The season stats on goals aren’t impressive either so it’s not an angle to get involved in on this game in our opinion. 

Walsall average just 3.15 corners per game in their last 13 league games and Scunthorpe only average 4.05 corners per game in their last 20 league games and Scunthorpe have only taken 3 or more corners in 69.04% of their league games this season so we wouldn’t be looking to back corners either. 

The card stats are more promising than goals and corners, but the stats are good without being overly strong. It would be no surprise to see both teams pick up a card and the game have 30+ match booking points, but at the slim odds we wouldn’t be confident enough to use it in an acca or multiple so this isn’t a game we would have any bet on.

There is no standout bet in this game

Southend vs Leyton Orient

Southend stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.55 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.27 goals per game

Corners for them – 3.69 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.23 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.55 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.23 per game

Red cards for them – 0.09 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.06 per game

Southend have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 18 games (41.86%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (65.11%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 25 games (58.13%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 12 games (27.90%)

Games where both teams scored – 12 games (27.90%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (69.76%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 36 games (83.72%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (51.16%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (76.74%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (69.76%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (62.79%)

Leyton Orient stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.16 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.09 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.74 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.97 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.97 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.58 per game

Red cards for them – 0.06 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Leyton Orient have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (74.41%)

They have conceded in – 25 games (58.13%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (67.44%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (39.53%)

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (41.86%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 38 games (88.37%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (81.39%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (58.13%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (79.06%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (76.74%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 31 games (72.09%)

Southend vs Leyton Orient match preview

Southend have only scored in 41.86% of their league games this season and can’t be trusted to contribute towards any goal bets. Southend have also kept 9 cleans sheets in their last 17 league games. Leyton Orient have scored 2 goals in each of their last 3 league games, but they have failed to score in 12 of their last 23 league games and in those 23 games they only scored an average of 0.91 goals per game. Leyton Orient have kept 9 cleans sheets in their last 18 league games. We wouldn’t back goals in this. 

Leyton Orient only average 3.16 corner speed game in their last 6 league games and Southend only average 3.50 corners per game in their last 12 league games. On current form we couldn’t confidently back corners.

Southend have been given an average of 2.09 yellow cards per game in their last 11 league games and Leyton Orient have been given at least 1 card in 10 of their last 12 league games and they were given an average of 2.08 yellow cards per game in those 12 games. Its highly likely the game has 30+booking points and there is a good chance both teams pick up 20+ booking points each.

The best bets in this game are

30+ match booking points

20+ booking points each team

Tranmere vs Barrow

Tranmere stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.23 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.11 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.02 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.48 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.44 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.06 per game

Red cards for them – 0.04 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.13 per game

Tranmere have played 43 games this season

They have scored in – 26 games (60.46%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (60.46%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (55.81%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (41.86%)

Games where both teams scored – 15 games (34.88%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (83.72%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (72.09%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (58.13%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 36 games (83.72%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (65.11%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (62.79%)

Barrow stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.16 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.30 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.45 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.61 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.76 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.73 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.19 per game

Barrow have played 42 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (69.04%)

They have conceded in – 34 games (80.95%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (66.66%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (38.09%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 32 games (76.19%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 24 games (57.14%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 39 games (92.85%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 35 games (83.33%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 32 games (76.19%)

Tranmere vs Barrow match preview

Tranmere have failed to score in 4 of their last 6 league games and have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 4 league games. Barrow have lost their last 2 league games without scoring and only average 1.16 goals per game this season so aren’t exactly a side to bank on when it comes to goals. Barrow have conceded in all of their last 9 league games but the fact that Tranmere have only scored in 60.46% of their league games this season and Barrow in 69.04% of their league games is not very appealing when it comes to backing goals in this game. 

Barrow have taken 2 corners or less in 4 of their last 7 league games and Tranmere have taken 3 corners or less in 4 of their last 9 league games. So, on current form neither side can be relied on to post enough corners to cover a bet. 

Tranmere have been given at least 1 card in all of their last 10 league games and they were given an average of 1.70 yellow cards per game in those games. Barrow have been given at least 1 card in all of their last 5 league games and they were given an average of 2 yellow cards per game in those last 5 games. On the season as a whole Tranmere have been given at least 1 card in 83.72% of their league games and Barrow in 92.85% of their league games. So, it’s highly likely both sides pick up at least 1 card and the game has at least 30 match booking points. 

The best bets in this game are

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

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