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League 2 Football Pointers – Tuesday 13th April

Morecambe vs Scunthorpe

Morecambe stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.35 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.32 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.85 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.82 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.72 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.20 per game

Red cards for them – 0.12 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Morecambe have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 34 games (85%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (80%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 23 games (57.50%)

Games where both teams scored – 26 games (65%)

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

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

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 – 29 games (72.50%)

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

Scunthorpe stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.97 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.20 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.23 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.30 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.17 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.43 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Scunthorpe have played 39 games this season

They have scored in – 23 games (58.97%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 25 games (64.10%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 10 games (25.64%)

Games where both teams scored – 14 games (35.89%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 27 games (69.23%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (74.35%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 21 games (53.84%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 30 games (76.92%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 26 games (66.66%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 21 games (53.84%)

Morecambe vs Scunthorpe match preview

Morecambe have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Scunthorpe have drawn 3, won 1 and lost 1 of their last 5. The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw and that game had 5 Scunthorpe corners, 10 Morecambe corners and 1 yellow card for each team. 

Morecambe games have been pretty good for goals all season but with Scunthorpe’s record it’s not a market you can bet on with confidence here. Scunthorpe have failed to score in their last 3 league games and have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 4 league games. Also all of the last 12 Scunthorpe league games ended under 2.5 goals. 

Scunthorpe have taken 2 corners or less in 7 of their last 15 league games and are very inconsistent with corners as they have low games immediately followed by games where they take 7/8 corners or more. Morecambe are more consistent but we wouldn’t want to rely on them covering a bet on their own if Scunthorpe have a down day, and due to the spikes in corners that Scunthorpe have we don’t feel it’s smart to back Morecambe to take the most corners. The only possible bet on corners would be small stakes on a very high number of corners as the first meeting between these sides had 15 and if Scunthorpe are on a good corner day there is a good chance this game could go well into double figures again.

Morecambe have been given no cards in 2 of their last 4 league games and Scunthorpe average just 1 yellow card per game in their last 11 league games. The season stats for booking aren’t that impressive either so it’s not an angle to get heavily stuck into. The only possible bet would be similar to corners with a small stakes bet on a red card as Morecambe have been given 3 red cards in their last 6 league games.

Not a game to get heavily stuck into but there is the potential for small stakes bets on a high number of corners as it is possible the game could match or even exceed the 15 corners that these two had in their first meeting this season and also Morecambe to get a red card or the match to have a red card has a chance on the current form of Morecambe. These are low stakes bets though with low risk and high reward.

Barrow vs Exeter

Barrow stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.20 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.28 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.33 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.71 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.71 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.76 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.20 per game

Barrow have played 39 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (71.79%)

They have conceded in – 31 games (79.48%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 25 games (64.10%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (38.46%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (51.28%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (79.48%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (82.05%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (56.41%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 36 games (92.30%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (84.61%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 30 games (76.92%)

Exeter stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.64 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.12 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.69 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.10 per game

Yellow cards for them – 0.89 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.30 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

Exeter have played 39 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (74.35%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (74.35%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 20 games (51.28%)

Games where both teams scored – 22 games (56.41%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 32 games (82.05%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 34 games (87.17%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 25 games (64.10%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 18 games (46.15%)

Barrow vs Exeter match preview

Barrow have drawn 2, lost 2 and won 1 of their last 5 league games and Exeter have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5. When these sides met earlier in the season. This is the first team these sides meet this season.

Barrow have scored in 8 of their last 9 league games and they scored an average of 1.55 goals per game in those last 9 games. Barrow have conceded in all of their last 6 league games and they conceded an average of 1.50 goals per game in those games. Exeter have scored in 6 of their last 9 league games and had been struggling for goals slightly before they put 4 past the League leaders last weekend in Cambridge which contributed to Cambridge being knocked off top spot. Both teams have scored in all of the last 4 Barrow league games and even though it would be good if Exeter had been more consistent with goals in recent games, its hard to say they won’t score here having just put 4 past the league leaders and now taking on  a Barrow side who are scrapping to stay in the league. Over 1.5 goals looks a good bet and both teams to score as well. It should be a good game with Barrow needing points to stay up and Exeter desperate to get back into the play off spots. 

Barrow average just 1.75 corners per game in their last 4 league games and Exeter average just 3.25 per game in their last 4 games. On current form we can’t recommend backing corners with confidence.

Barrow have been given at least 1 cars in 92.30% of their games this season but Exeter are on the lower end having seen at least 1 card in just 64.10% of their league games. 3 of the last 5 Barrow league games ended with just 1 yellow card in the match and 4 of the last 8 Exeter league games ended with just 1 or no yellow cards in the match. So despite this being an important game and the last 2 Exeter league games both seeing a high number of cards, the stats aren’t strong enough to back cards with confidence in this game. 

The best bets in this game are over 1.5 goals, both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.

Bradford vs Crawley

Bradford stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.17 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.10 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.35 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.87 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.46 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 39 games this season

They have scored in – 27 games (69.23%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 25 games (64.10%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (48.71%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (51.28%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (76.92%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (79.48%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (58.97%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 32 games (82.05%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (76.92%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (61.53%)

Crawley stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.22 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.32 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.87 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.22 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.20 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.37 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.15 per game

Crawley have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (77.50%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (70%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (72.50%)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Games with 30+ match booking points – 22 games (55%)

Bradford vs Crawley match preview

Crawley have lost 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5 league games and Bradford have won 3, lost 1 and drawn 1 of their last 5. It ended 1-1 when the sides met earlier this season with 4 corners for each team and 1 yellow card for each team. 

Bradford are now unbeaten in their last 4 and have won 3 of those whilst Crawley are without a win in their last 7 league games. Crawley have failed to score in 3 of their last 4 league games and have seen 2 of their last 3 league games end 0-0. Bradford have scored 8 goals in their last 4 league games. Any goals bet looks likely to rely on Bradford as Crawley can’t be relied on to score right now. Crawley have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 10 league games. We feel Bradford to win 2-0 or 2-1 is likely as they are in form and still have play-off hopes but Crawley are no mugs defensively and will likely not be blown away. Crawley find themselves in no man’s land being 10 points clear of relegation and 10 points off the play-off picture so barring something extraordinary either way, they look set to resume playing in League 2 next season.

The season corner stats don’t give us much and Bradford average just 2.80 corners per game in their last 5 league games. Crawley have been more consistent but consistent at a relatively low level and we wouldn’t trust them to do the heavy lifting if Bradford have a low day.

Despite being given no cards in their last league game, Crawley have been given at least 1 card in 4 of their last 5 league games and they were given 2 yellow cards in 3 of their last 4 league games. Bradford have been given at least 1 card in all of their last 16 league games and they average 1.93 yellow cards per game in those games. 12 of the last 15 Bradford league games had 30 or more booking points and 3 of the last 4 Crawley league games had 30+ booking points. So it looks likely this game could do the same.

The best bets in this game are Bradford to win 2-0 or 2-1 and 30+ match booking points. 

Harrogate vs Leyton Orient

Harrogate stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.02 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.15 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.22 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.62 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.02 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.50 per game

Red cards for them – 0.12 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.12 per game

Harrogate have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 26 games (65%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (67.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 21 games (52.50%)

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

Games where both teams scored – 17 games (42.50%)

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

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

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (67.50%)

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 – 21 games (52.50%)

Leyton Orient stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.10 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.02 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.80 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.90 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.97 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.65 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Leyton Orient have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 29 games (72.50%)

They have conceded in – 23 games (57.50%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (37.50%)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Games with 30+ match booking points – 29 games (72.50%)

Harrogate vs Leyton Orient match preview

Harrogate have lost 4 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Leyton Orient have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 5. Orient won 3-0 when the sides met earlier this season and that game had 6 Orient corners, 5 Harrogate corners and 2 yellow cards for each team.

Harrogate have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 and Orient have failed to score in their last 2 league games so we won’t be backing any goals bets in this game. 

Harrogate have taken 3 or more corners in85% of their league games this season and Orient have taken 3 or more corners in 87.50%. So the season stats suggest a strong chance that both sides take at least 3 corners but recent form does add some doubt. Orient have taken exactly 2 corners in 2 of their last 3 league games and Harrogate have taken exactly 1 corner in 2 of their last 7 league games. This time we won’t be backing corners for the reason that the games where Harrogate took just 1 corner recently were both at Home and the games where Orient took just 2 corners recently were both away. So despite some strong season stats the current form doesn’t back it up as a good bet right now.

Neither side are overly impressive with booking points and Harrogate average just 0.78 yellow cards per game in their last 19 league games. Leyton Orient average 1.20 yellow cards per game in their last 5 league games. Cards is not an angle we recommend backing in this.

If we were forced to back something in this game it would be 3+ corners each team but the current form is off putting and it’s not a bet we can give with confidence right now.

Newport vs Carlisle

Newport Stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.25 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.02 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.15 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.61 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.05 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.64 per game

Red cards for them – 0.12 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.23 per game

Newport have played 39 games this season

They have scored in – 33 games (84.61%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (69.23%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (43.58%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (58.97%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (79.48%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 25 games (64.10%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (58.97%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 26 games (66.66%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (84.61%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (69.23%)

Carlisle stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.41 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.17 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.79 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.25 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.69 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.43 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Carlisle have played 39 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (82.05%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (69.23%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (71.79%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (46.15%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (51.28%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 35 games (89.74%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 37 games (94.87%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 29 games (74.35%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (79.48%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (84.61%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (61.53%)

Newport vs Carlisle match preview

Newport have lost 3, won 1 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Carlisle have won 3, lost 1 and drawn 1 of their last 5. The reverse fixture ended 3-2 to Carlisle with 6 Newport corners, 8 Carlisle corners and 1 yellow card for each team.

With two sides who have both scored in over 80% of their games this season, goals look a good angle on this game. Newport have scored in 7 of their last 8 league games and they scored an average of 1.37 goals per game in those games. Newport have conceded in 6 of their last 7 league games and they conceded an average of 1.14 goals per game in those last 7 games. Carlisle have scored 2 goals in each of their last 4 league games and despite keeping 3 clean sheets in their last 4 league games, they have still conceded in 14 of their last 17 league games. Over 1.5 goals looks a very strong bet with both teams to score also having a great chance and over 2.5 goals being pretty solid. 

Both sides had just 1 corner in their last league game and have been pretty inconsistent with corners lately so it’s not a market we will look to get involved in. 

Carlisle have been given at least 1 card in 9 of their last 11 league games and Newport have been given 7 yellow cards and 1 red card in their last 4 league games. There have been 10 red cards in the last 29 Newport league games (5 for them and 5 for their opponents). Bookings doesn’t look a bad bet but it’s not an angle we would get heavily stuck into and the best bet may be a small stakes bet on a red card in the game with Newport games recent record on that front.

The best bets in this game are over 1.5 goals, both teams to score, over 2.5 goals and a bet on a red card in the game at bigger odds has a chance.

Salford vs Bolton

Salford stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.17 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.82 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.66 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.20 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.79 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.58 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

Salford have played 39 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (71.79%)

They have conceded in – 22 games (56.41%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (61.53%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 14 games (35.89%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (41.02%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (79.48%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 30 games (76.92%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 19 games (48.71%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 32 games (82.05%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (76.92%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (69.23%)

Bolton stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.25 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.12 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.80 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.02 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.15 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.37 per game

Red cards for them – 0.12 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

Bolton have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 31 games (77.50%)

They have conceded in – 25 games (62.50%)

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

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (37.50%)

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (45%)

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

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 38 games (95%)

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

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 28 games (70%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 30 games (75%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (60%)

Salford vs Bolton match preview

Salford have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Bolton have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games. Bolton won 2-0 in the reverse fixture and that game had 3 Bolton corners, 2 Salford corners and no cards for either side. 

Despite failing to score in 2 of their last 3 league games Bolton have scored in 17 of their last 19 league games and they scored an average of 1.31 goals per game in those last 19 games. Salford have now scored in their last 3 league games but have failed to score in 4 of their last 7 and against a Bolton team who have kept 9 clean sheets in their last 16 league games we feel Salford cannot be relied on to score. Goals isn’t a market we would back here as Salford games have been low on goals for the majority of the season.

The corner are card stats don’t give us much ti go at either as Salford can’t be relied in for corners and Bolton can’t be relied on for cards. The issue is we wouldn’t rely on the other team to cover the bet should Salford not contribute on corners or if Bolton didn’t contribute to cards.

There is no standout bet in this game.

Walsall vs Tranmere

Walsall stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.02 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.17 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.17 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.80 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.60 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.60 per game

Red cards for them – 0.10 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Walsall have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 27 games (67.50%)

They have conceded in – 33 games (82.50%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 29 games (72.50%)

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

Games where both teams scored – 25 games (62.50%)

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

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

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (67.50%)

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

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

Games with 30+ match booking points – 29 games (72.50%)

Tranmere stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.30 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.17 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.12 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.47 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.37 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.07 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.15 per game

Tranmere have played 40 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (62.50%)

They have conceded in – 25 games (62.50%)

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

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

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

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

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

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 – 26 games (65%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (60%)

Walsall vs Tranmere match preview

Walsall have drawn 4 and won 1 of their last 5 league games and Tranmere have drawn 4 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games. Walsall won 3-1 when the sides met earlier this season with2  Tranmere corners, 6 Walsall corners and no cards. 

Walsall have failed to score in 7 of their last 12 league games and Tranmere have failed to score in 2 of their last 3. Goals isn’t a market we would get involved in but in terms of the result there looks a strong chance that this game could end in a draw given both teams recent records. 

Both sides have taken 3 or more corners in 82.50% of their games this season. Walsall have seen their corner average drop in recent games and they average 3.40 corners per game in their last 10 league games. Tranmere have been very inconsistent with corners as in their last 6 league games the corners they have taken in each game has gone like this 2,4,3,0,7,12. So the current form suggest there is allot more risk involved in corners than it looks when you see the season stats. 

Walsall have been given at least 1 card in 85% of their league games this season and Tranmere have been given at least 1 card in 82.50%. Tranmere have been given at least 1 card in 20 of their last 21 league games and they average 1.57 yellow cards per game in those games. Walsall have been given at least 1 card in 18 of their last 19 league games and they average 1.84 yellow cards per game in those games. So it looks 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 the game to end in a draw, 10+ booking points each team and 30+ match booking points. With 3+ corners each team also looking a good bet from the season stats but it’s understandable if you want to avoid that due to recent form.

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