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Northampton vs Mansfield: Our top betting tips
Northampton trail in this tie but do hold home advantage. Can their fans cheers them on to overturn their deficit? Find out with our Northampton vs Mansfield match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
A Mansfield double chance
Although Northampton lost their last game against Mansfield, that was their first loss in seven games; the Cobblers had four wins and two draws in six games before that loss. However, it's important to note that Northampton have not done too well against Mansfield in recent years; they won just one of their last eight encounters with Mansfield, with three draws and four losses. It's also fair to point out that Mansfield have no losses in their last five games; with this in mind, we believe that Mansfield will extend their unbeaten run to six games today.
Both sides will score
We've mentioned that Mansfield are unbeaten in their last five games; we should also point out that they scored exactly two goals in all of those games. Conversely, Mansfield have conceded their fair share of goals; as they allowed five goals in their last three games alone. Like Mansfield, Northampton scored and conceded a lot of goals recently; they found the net in all of their last six games, whilst conceding in all of their last four games. Both teams scored in all of Northampton's last four, and all of Mansfield's last three games; on that note, we should expect goals at both ends.
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Northampton vs Mansfield: Let's look at the predicted lineups
Northampton suffered absolute heartbreak on the final day of the season to miss out on automatic promotion and then lost the first leg of their playoff semi-final. Does their story have another chapter or have Mansfield written the end for them?
Northampton Predicted Lineup
Northampton lost out on automatic promotion due to Bristol Rovers' 7:0 thumping of Scunthorpe on the last day of the regular season; although they finished with the same points and same goal difference, Bristol Rovers advanced because they scored more total goals. The Cobblers then suffered a 2:1 defeat at the hands of Mansfield in the first leg of their promotion playoff tie; they'll hope to overturn that deficit as Mansfield come visiting.
Predicted lineup – Maxted, Mills, Horsfall, Guthrie, Koiki, Sowerby, McWilliams, Kanu, Pinnock, Hoskins, Appéré
Mansfield Predicted Lineup
Mansfield are coming off a 2:1 win at Northampton in the reverse fixture of this clash; they are unbeaten in their last five games with three wins and two draws. The Stags will need to keep Northampton at bay if they intend to get to the promotion playoff final; they'll look to extend their unbeaten run to six games.
Predicted lineup – Bishop, Perch, O'Toole, Hawkins, McLaughlin, Longstaff, Maris, Quinn, Murphy, Bowery, Oates
A quickfire FAQ on Northampton vs Mansfield
- Where is the match being hosted? – Sixfields
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Northampton
- What time does the match kick off? 7 45 PM GMT