Cheltenham vs Northampton prediction, odds & betting tips 26/08/2023

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Cheltenham - Northampton

England League 1 - Jonny-Rocks Stadium

5th Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Cheltenham and Northampton cross swords in the English League One on Saturday, August 26th as the two teams fight for 3 important points early in the season. Read on to learn about the latest odds for this game in our detailed match preview.

Cheltenham vs Northampton Predictions and Betting Tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Cheltenham vs Northampton, check our top betting picks for this game, along with our other best football tips for today.

Northampton to Score First

  • Cheltenham conceded the first goal of the game in all of their last 3 home matches.  
  • Cheltenham have conceded first in 4 of the 5 official matches so far this season. 
  • Northampton found a way to score in all of the last 6 H2Hs played in Cheltenham. 

Under 1.5 Cheltenham Goals

  • Cheltenham are yet to score a single goal this season, already played 5 official matches. 
  • The Seagulls also have the fewest shots on target and the fewest big chances created in the entire division after 4 rounds. 
  • Northampton reduced opponents to fewer than 2 goals in 2 of the 4 rounds so far. 

Top Betting Odds and Key Stats for Cheltenham vs Northampton

Check the best Cheltenham vs Northampton odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Head to Head

22/06/20

England League 2 England

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Northampton

Northampton

0

3

18/06/20

England League 2 England

Northampton

Northampton

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

0

2

25/02/20

England League 2 England

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Northampton

Northampton

2

1

29/12/19

England League 2 England

Northampton

Northampton

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

1

1

23/03/19

England League 2 England

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Northampton

Northampton

3

1

Last Five - Cheltenham

23/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Hungerford Town

Hungerford Town

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

3

0

L

20/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

Plymouth

Plymouth

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

5

1

L

12/07/24

World Club Friendlies World

Evesham United

Evesham United

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

0

3

W

09/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

Bath City

Bath City

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

2

3

W

05/07/24

World Club Friendlies World

Bishops Cleeve

Bishops Cleeve

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

1

7

W

Last Five - Northampton

13/07/24

Club Friendly List Club

Norwich

Norwich

Northampton

Northampton

3

0

L

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Northampton

Northampton

1

1

D

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Exeter

Exeter

Northampton

Northampton

2

1

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town

Northampton

Northampton

2

0

L

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Carlisle

Carlisle

Northampton

Northampton

0

2

W

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Cheltenham odds: 17/11 (2.55) – 39.3% Probability

Draw odds: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6% Probability

Northampton odds28/15 (2.87) – 34.9% Probability

As we can see, the bookies favour slightly Cheltenham as the expected winners of this match. With a 39.30% win probability, the hosts are given only a slim advantage. Northampton’s probability for the win is not far behind at 34.90%. Regarding other markets, Hoskins to Score Anytime has the best odds in that category 36/22 (2.64) – 37.90%.

Cheltenham – Northampton Preview: Latest Form, News, and Potential Lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Cheltenham vs Northampton lineups.

Cheltenham

Cheltenham earned their first point of the season last weekend in a goalless away draw vs Portsmouth. The Seagulls are yet to score through this campaign and they continue to look very timid in attack. 

The fact that key striker Lloyd and 3 of the main midfielders (Bonds, Olayinka and Hammond) are missing right now due to injuries can explain why Cheltenham have been so toothless in attack. None of them will be back any time soon so the gaffer might consider giving more minutes to the promising teenager D’Auria-Henry. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Southwood (GK), Long, Davies, Freestone, Smith, Thompson, Sercombe, Ferry, Keena, Street & Goodwin

Northampton

After their promotion last season, Northampton needed a few games to adjust to League One. They are starting to find their stride though and have earned 4 points from their last 2 games. 

Last weekend secured a lucky 1-0 home win vs Peterborough. Pinnock was the hero with his last-minute goal. Played well in defence and limited their dangerous guests to mainly harmless shots from a distance. 

The main goalie Lee Burge is out injured. Thompson played very well in his absence last weekend and he should start again now. 

Full-back Koiki and 2 other defenders also have problems but the main players in that part of the pitch are all fit and available. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Thompson (GK), Odimayo, Sherring, Guthrie, Brough, Leonard, Sowerby, Pinnock, Bowie, Hoskins & Simpson

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

​Player to Watch: Curtis Davies

Cheltenham’s veteran centre-back Curtis Davies needs to be at his best if Cheltenham are to add more points to their tally. With the Seagulls not doing much in attack Davies and his partners in defence can’t afford any major mistakes. 

Davies has been inconsistent so far but last weekend he was the Player of the Match and more of the same will be required. Also, look out for Davies scoring the first Cheltenham goal this season. He had 2 of his team’s 3 shots on target last weekend after joining the attack for set pieces.  


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