HARROGATE V FOREST GREEN
Harrogate Town go into this game following on from a 1-1 League Two drawn result versus Swindon Town.
It has not been often in recent games that Harrogate Town have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Harrogate Town have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 9 goals during that time. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, though.
Heading into this fixture, Harrogate Town haven’t won at home in the past 3 matches in the league.
In the game prior to this, Forest Green Rovers drew 1-1 in the EFL Trophy tie with Chelsea U23s.
Over the course of 5 of the prior six clashes involving Forest Green Rovers, a notably low volume of goals have gone in between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game during that period works out to just 2.33, with the average goals for The Green Devils standing at 1.83.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
LEYTON ORIENT V SWINDON
Leyton Orient go into this fixture coming off the back of a 0-0 EFL Trophy draw against MK Dons.
In their past 6 fixtures, Kenny Jackett's Leyton Orient have hit the target 8 times which gives them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Colchester United in EFL Trophy action, Swindon Town and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Swindon Town have seen success in front of goal of late, having scored 11 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Swindon Town have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same clashes.
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
MANSFIELD V CARLISLE
Mansfield Town will be looking for another win after the 1-2 League Two victory over Crawley Town.
For Mansfield Town, goals were scored by Oliver Hawkins (24') and Rhys Oates (72'). James Tilley (48') scored for Crawley Town.
Matches featuring Mansfield Town have often been exciting ones lately with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past 6 clashes alone, the sum of 23 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 15 of those accredited to Mansfield Town. Let’s find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
In the game prior to this, Carlisle United drew 1-1 in the EFL Trophy match with Lincoln City.
For 5 of the prior six games featuring Carlisle United, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell comes to a meagre 1.67, with the average goals for The Cumbrians being 0.83.
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
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