League 2 Football Pointers – Friday 2nd April

Bolton vs Colchester

Bolton stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.29 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.16 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.78 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.89 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.21 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.37 per game

Red cards for them – 0.13 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

Bolton have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (81.08%)

They have conceded in – 23 games (62.16%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (70.27%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 14 games (37.83%)

Games where both teams scored – 17 games (45.94%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (81.08%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 35 games (94.59%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (72.97%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 27 games (72.97%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (75.67%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (62.16%)

Colchester stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.94 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.39 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.02 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.73 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.81 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.34 per game

Red cards for them – 0.05 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Colchester have played 38 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (63.15%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (76.31%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (71.05%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (47.36%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (55.26%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (81.57%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 34 games (89.47%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 26 games (68.42%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (89.47%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (84.21%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 24 games (63.15%)

Bolton vs Colchester match preview

Bolton have won 4 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games and Colchester have drawn 3 and lost 2 of their last 5. Colchester won 2-0 when the sides met earlier in the season in a game with 4 Colchester corners, 5 Bolton corners, 1 Colchester yellow card and 2 Bolton yellow cards. 

Bolton are now unbeaten in their last 13 league games and have won 11 of those. Colchester have only won 1 of their last 22 league games. Colchester have lost 7 of their last 11 league games. Bolton to win is the obvious bet here. Colchester have failed to score in 13 of their last 19 league games and they only scored an average of 0.47 goals per game in those last 22 league games. Bolton have scored in all of their last 16 league games, and they scored an average of 1.43 goals per game in those last 16 games. Bolton have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 13 league games.

So, Bolton to win looks a good bet and there is a good chance they will win to nil. 

Bolton have had 3 or more corners in 81.08% of their league games this season and Colchester have taken 3 or more corners in 81.57% of their games. Colchester have taken 3 or more corners in 21 of their last 22 league games, with the only game they didn’t coming last time out when they had no corners against Bradford. Bolton have been quite inconsistent with corners lately with spikes where they have 9 or 10 corners in a single game then they have recent games where they had 3 corners against Port Vale and just 1 against Forest Green. Corners is an angle we are happy to leave in this game as Colchester only average 4.02 corners per game this season and Bolton are only at 4.78 corners per game. Whilst that would be enough to cover a bet the fact both teams have shown some inconsistencies lately means we are happy to leave them this time around. 

In their last 14 league games Bolton average just 0.92 yellow cards per game and whilst Colchester have been consistent with bookings most the season, they only average 1.10 yellow card per game in their last 10 league games. So, we are sitting out cards in this game as well.

The possible bets on this game are

Bolton to win

Bolton to win to nil

Scunthorpe vs Crawley

Scunthorpe stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.05 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.25 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.22 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.16 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.47 per game

Red cards for them – 0.08 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Scunthorpe have played 36 games this season

They have scored in – 23 games (63.88%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (75%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (66.66%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 10 games (27.77%)

Games where both teams scored – 14 games (38.88%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 25 games (69.44%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 26 games (72.22%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 18 games (50%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 27 games (75%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 24 games (66.66%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 19 games (52.77%)

Crawley stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.29 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.32 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.78 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.13 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.18 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.37 per game

Red cards for them – 0.08 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.16 per game

Crawley have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (81.08%)

They have conceded in – 27 games (72.97%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (75.67%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (45.94%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (56.75%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (83.78%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 31 games (83.78%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 21 games (56.75%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 29 games (78.37%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 27 games (72.97%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 20 games (54.05%)

Scunthorpe vs Crawley match preview

Scunthorpe have drawn 3, won 1 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games and Crawley have lost 3, won 1 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games. Crawley won the reverse fixture 1-0 and that game had 6 Crawley corners, 8 Scunthorpe corners and 1 Scunthorpe yellow card. 

Scunthorpe have scored in 63.88% of their league games this season and have conceded in 75%. Crawley have scored in 81.08% of their league games played this season and conceded in 72.97%. 

Scunthorpe have scored in 10 of their last 13 league games and all of their last 4. Scunthorpe have conceded in 8 of their last 10 league games. Crawley have scored in 10 of their last 11 league games and they have conceded in all of their last 4 league games, conceding an average of 2.25 goals per game in those last 4 games. 

Neither side are big scorers, but both have been quite consistent. So, both teams to score looks a good bet as does over 1.5 goals. 

There are no standout corner or card bets, and recent form doesn’t give us much to go on there either, so we are happy to leave both of those angles. 

Possible bets on this game are over 1.5 goals and both teams to score. 

Barrow vs Newport

Barrow stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.16 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.27 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.52 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.72 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.77 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.80 per game

Red cards for them – 0.08 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.19 per game

Barrow have played 36 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (69.44%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (77.77%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 22 games (61.11%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 13 games (36.11%)

Games where both teams scored – 17 games (47.22%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (83.33%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 30 games (83.33%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 21 games (58.33%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 34 games (94.44%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (86.11%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 28 games (77.77%)

Newport Stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.27 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.02 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.11 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.55 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.75 per game

Red cards for them – 0.11 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.25 per game

Newport have played 36 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (83.33%)

They have conceded in – 25 games (69.44%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (72.22%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (44.44%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (58.33%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 29 games (80.55%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 23 games (63.88%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 21 games (58.33%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 23 games (63.88%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (88.88%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (69.44%)

Barrow vs Newport match preview

Both sides have lost 2 and won 3 of their last 5 league games. The reverse fixture ended 2-1 to Newport with 3 Newport corners, 2 Barrow corners, 2 Newport yellow cards and 3 Barrow yellow cards. 

Newport have scored in 83.33% of their league games played this season and have scored in 4 of their last 5 league games, scoring an average of 1.60 goals per game in those 5 games. Barrow have conceded in all of their last 3 league games and in 77.77% of their games this season.  With 2 inconsistent sides like this we wouldn’t back the result or total match goals, though we do feel 1 angle is backing Newport to score at least 1 goal. Newport are firmly in the playoff picture and will surely see this as a good opportunity to pick up 3 points. Whilst we are not confident, they will do that, we do feel that they will at least score 1 goal. 

Barrow only average 3.14 corners per game in their last 7 league games and Newport only average 3.50 corners per game in their last 6 league games. So, on current form we are happy to let corners go.

The same applies to bookings as Newport have been given no cards in 6 of their last 11 league games and whilst Barrow games have usually leaded to cards this season, they have seen that decline in recent games and they only average 1.16 yellow cards per game in their last 6 league games. 3 of the last 4 Barrow league games have finished under 30 match booking points as well so we are happy to leave cards.

The only possible bet on this game is Newport to score at least 1 goal. 

Bradford vs Forest Green

Bradford stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.11 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.13 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.41 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.63 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.38 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.36 per game

Red cards for them – 0.08 per game

Red cards for their opponents – – 0.05 per game

Bradford have played 36 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (66.66%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (72.22%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 23 games (63.88%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (50%)

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 27 games (75%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 28 games (77.77%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 20 games (55.55%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 29 games (80.55%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (77.77%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 21 games (58.33%)

Forest Green stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.32 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.02 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.91 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.72 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.45 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.78 per game

Red cards for them – 0.08 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.08 per game

Forest Green have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 30 games (81.08%)

They have conceded in – 24 games (64.86%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 24 games (64.86%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (45.94%)

Games where both teams scored – 20 games (54.05%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (83.78%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 23 games (62.16%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 15 games (40.54%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (89.18%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (86.48%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 29 games (78.37%)

Bradford vs Forest Green match preview

Forest Green have lost 2, drawn 2 and won 1 of their last 5 league games and Bradford have lost 3, drawn 1 and won 1 of their last 5 league games. 

Forest Green have failed to score in their last 3 league games and Bradford have failed to score in 2 of their last 3. It’s a difficult game to say there won’t be goals but on current form with the season stats considered we can’t back any goals bet with confidence.

Bradford average just 3.16 corners per game in their last 12 league games and Forest Green average 3.83 in their last 6 league games. So, neither side are racking up the corners right now so that is another market we will leave. 

Forest Green have been given at least 1 card in 89.18% of their league games played this season and Bradford have been given at least 1 card in 80.55% of their league games. Forest Green have been given at least 1 card in 10 of their last 12 league games and they were given an average of 1.75 yellow cards per game in those last 12 games. Forest Green’s opponents have been given at least 1 card in 14 of their last 15 league games and they were given an average of 1.73 yellow cards per game. 

Bradford have been given at least 1 card in all their last 13 league games and they were given an average of 1.84 yellow cards per game in those games. Bradford’s opponents have been given at least 1 card in 13 of their last 15 league games and they were given an average of 1.46 yellow cards per game in those games. 

So, it looks likely that both sides will be given at least 1 card and the game will have at least 30 booking points.

The possible bets on this game are

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

Cambridge vs Morecambe

Cambridge stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.50 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.92 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.55 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.26 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.31 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.42 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Cambridge have played 38 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (73.68%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (68.42%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 27 games (71.05%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (50%)

Games where both teams scored –19 games (50%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 27 games (71.05%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 33 games (86.84%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (65.789%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 28 games (73.68%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 27 games (71.05%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (60.52%)

Morecambe stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.40 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.32 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.64 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.89 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.78 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.08 per game

Red cards for them – 0.10 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.08 per game

Morecambe have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 32 games (86.48%)

They have conceded in – 29 games (78.37%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (75.67%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 22 games (59.45%)

Games where both teams scored – 24 games (64.86%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 29 games (78.37%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (86.48%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 21 games (56.75%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (83.78%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 26 games (70.27%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 23 games (62.16%)

Cambridge vs Morecambe match preview

Cambridge have won 4 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games and Morecambe have won 3, lost 1 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league games. Cambridge routed Morecambe 5-0 in the reverse fixture with 5 Morecambe corners, 6 Cambridge corners and 2 Morecambe yellow cards.

Cambridge have scored in 73.68% of their league games played this season and Morecambe have scored in 86.48% of their league games this season. Cambridge have scored in all of their last 5 league games, and they scored an average of 1.80 goals per game in those games. Morecambe have scored in all of their last 6 league games, and they scored an average of 1.83 goals per game in those games. Cambridge have conceded in 5 of their last 8 league games and even though Morecambe have kept 2 clean sheets in a row, they have still conceded in 11 of their last 13 league games.

Over 1.5 goals looks very strong with both teams to score also looking a good bet. 

The season stats don’t point to a banker corners bet but on recent form we do have an angle. Cambridge average 6.75 corners per game in their last 8 league games and Morecambe have hit a bit of a slump in recent games averaging just 3.25 corners per game in their last 4 league games.

So, we think it’s highly likely that Cambridge will take more corners. 

There are no standout booking bets and 2 of the last 3 Morecambe games finished with no yellow cards, 1 of those games did see a red card but we can’t back cards and hope to get lucky with a red card. Cambridge have been given no cards in 5 of their last 11 league games. So, we are not playing bookings here. 

The possible bets in this game are

Over 1.5 goals

Both teams to score

Cambridge to take the most corners 

Cheltenham vs Tranmere

Cheltenham stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.29 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.91 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.24 per game

Corners for their opponents – 3.97 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.05 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.05 per game

Red cards for them – 0 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Cheltenham have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (75.67%)

They have conceded in – 20 games (54.05%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (70.27%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 14 games (37.83%)

Games where both teams scored – 15 games (40.54%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (81.08%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (78.37%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 17 games (45.94%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 21 games (56.75%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 25 games (67.56%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 14 games (37.83%)

Tranmere stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.37 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.13 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.02 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.64 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.37 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.05 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.16 per game

Tranmere have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (64.86%)

They have conceded in – 23 games (62.16%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 22 games (59.45%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 17 games (45.94%)

Games where both teams scored – 14 games (37.83%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (83.78%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 27 games (72.97%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (59.45%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 30 games (81.08%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 24 games (64.86%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 22 games (59.45%)

Cheltenham vs Tranmere match preview

Cheltenham have lost 3 and won 2 of their last 5 league games and Tranmere have won 2 and drawn 3 of their last 5 league games. Cheltenham won 3-0 when the sides met earlier in the season in a game that had 4 Tranmere corners, 5 Cheltenham corners and 2 yellow cards for each team. 

Tranmere have scored in 8 of their last 10 league games and Cheltenham have scored in 7 if their last 10. We don’t feel this is a game to take goals though as Cheltenham have only scored an average of 0.90 goals per game in their last 21 league games and they have conceded an average of just 0.78 goals per game in their last 14 league games. Tranmere have been more consistent but their season stats on goals are just not strong enough to back goals with confidence. So, goals is a market we are sitting out in this game. 

Cheltenham have taken 3 or more corners in 81.08% of their league games played this season and Tranmere have taken 3 or more corners in 83.78% of their league games played. Cheltenham have seen a drop in the number of corners they get in recent games and have had just 2 corners or less in 5 of their last 13 league games. Tranmere only average 3 corners per game in their last 3 league games so despite the season stats saying there is a good chance of both sides having 3 corners, we can’t back that when both teams have showed a decline in corners in recent games.

The cards market revolves around Cheltenham as they have been low on bookings all season. All of the last 8 Cheltenham league games have finished under 30 match booking points and 4 of the last 7 Tranmere league games have gone under 30 match booking points so we can’t back cards either. 

A game with no standout bet and whilst there are some possibilities, we don’t feel any are strong enough to back with confidence.

Mansfield vs Leyton Orient

Mansfield stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.18 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.28 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.02 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.60 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.34 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.47 per game

Red cards for them – 0.10 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

Mansfield have played 38 games this season

They have scored in – 27 games (71.05%)

They have conceded in – 30 games (78.97%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 26 games (68.42%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (42.10%)

Games where both teams scored – 23 games (60.52%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 32 games (84.21%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 30 games (78.94%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (57.89%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 30 games (78.94%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (73.68%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 22 games (57.89%)

Leyton Orient stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.13 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.08 goals per game

Corners for them – 5 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.70 per game

Yellow cards for them – 2 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.70 per game

Red cards for them – 0.08 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Leyton Orient have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (75.67%)

They have conceded in – 22 games (59.45%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 25 games (67.56%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 15 games (40.54%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (43.24%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 34 games (91.89%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (78.37%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (59.45%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 29 games (78.37%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 28 games (75.67%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (72.97%)

Mansfield vs Leyton Orient match preview

Mansfield have drawn 4 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games and Leyton Orient have won 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5 games. The reverse fixture ended in a 2-2 draw with 4 Mansfield corners, 8 Leyton Orient corners and 2 yellow cards for each team.

Mansfield have scored in 71.05% of their games and have conceded in 78.97% of their league games. Leyton Orient have scored in 75.67% of their league games played and conceded in 59.45%. Leyton Orient have scored in all of their last 4 league games, but they are yet to convince as an attacking force as they have failed to score in 7 of their last 14 league games. Mansfield have failed to score in 6 of their last 11 league games. Despite the season stats suggesting goals is a good angle, we can’t back any goals bet with much confidence given the current form of both teams.

The season corner stats don’t give us a bet and the recent form doesn’t suggest that either side is a team to rely on heavily for any corner bets. 

Mansfield have been given at least 1 card in 78.94% of their league games played this season and Leyton Orient have been given at least 1 card in 78.37% of their league games this season. Mansfield have been given at least 1 card in 10 of their last 12 league games and they average 1.58 yellow cards per game in those last 12 games. Mansfield have also been given 2 red cards in their last 8 league games. Leyton Orient have been given at least 1 card in 19 of their last 23 league games and they average 2 yellow cards per game in those last 23 games. 5 of the last 6 Leyton Orient league games have had at least 30 match booking points and all of the last 3 Mansfield league games have had at least 30 match booking points. 

So there looks a good chance that both teams will be given a card each and the match will have at least 3 cards. 

The possible bets in this game are

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

Oldham vs Stevenage

Oldham stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.44 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.68 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.05 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.52 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.65 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.60 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Oldham have played 38 games this season

They have scored in – 26 games (68.42%)

They have conceded in – 34 games (89.47%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 31 games (81.57%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 24 games (63.15%)

Games where both teams scored – 26 games (68.42%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 36 games (94.73%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (76.31%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 27 games (71.05%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (81.57%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 35 games (92.10%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (65.78%)

Stevenage stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.86 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.86 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.78 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.89 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.34 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.36 per game

Red cards for them – 0.02 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.07 per game

Stevenage have played 38 games this season

They have scored in – 21 games (55.267%)

They have conceded in – 22 games (57.89%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 19 games (50%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 13 games (34.21%)

Games where both teams scored – 15 games (39.47%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 28 games (73.68%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 34 games (89.47%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 22 games (57.89%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 28 games (73.68%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (81.57%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 20 games (52.63%)

Oldham vs Stevenage match preview

Oldham have lost 2, drawn 2 and won 1 of their last 5 league games and Stevenage have won 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5 league games. Stevenage won 3-0 in the reverse fixture in a game that had 13 Stevenage corners, 3 Oldham corners and 1 yellow card for each team.

Stevenage are now unbeaten in their last 1o league games, winning 5 and drawing 5. Stevenage have kept 6 clean sheets in their last 8 league games and even though they are 10 games unbeaten they have only scored an average of 1.10 goals per game in those 10 games, and they failed to score in 4 of those 10 games. Oldham have failed to score in 4 of their last 8 league games and they scored an average of 0.75 goals per game in those 10 games. It doesn’t look like a game to rely on goals, but 2 potential angles are Stevenage to win, or the safer of the 2 which would be Stevenage or draw double chance. Stevenage are unbeaten in 10 and Oldham have only won 1 of their last 8 league games and 4 of their last 19, so clearly struggle to win games. 

Oldham have been very consistent at hitting at least 3 corners all season, but they have been pretty close recently and needed 2 injury time corners in their last game to get to the 3 mark. They only average 3.57 corners per game in their last 7 league games. Stevenage are very inconsistent on corners and in their last 12 league games they have ended with just 1 corner twice, 2 corners twice and then they have hit numbers like 9 corners against Walsall and 11 corners against Carlisle. With Oldham on the decline with corners and Stevenage hard to predict, we are happy to leave corners in this one. 

Oldham have been given no cards in 3 of their last 7 league games and they only average 1.14 yellow cards per game in those games. Stevenage are also unpredictable with cards as in their last 13 games they have ended with no cards in 5 of those games, then in 1 game against Crawley they ended with over half the team being carded as they were shown 6 yellow cards. They average 1.30 yellow cards per game in their last 13 league games and that average is bolstered by the booking fest at Crawley. So, whilst cards wouldn’t be a surprise, we feel there is enough reason to not get involved here. 

The possible bets in this game are Stevenage to win and Stevenage/Draw double chance

Port Vale vs Exeter

Port Vale stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.28 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.36 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.68 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.89 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.39 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.15 per game

Red cards for them – 0.07 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0 per game

Port Vale have played 38 games this season

They have scored in – 24 games (63.15%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (73.68%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 25 games (65.78%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 16 games (42.10%)

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (47.36%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 33 games (86.84%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (76.31%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 23 games (60.52%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 29 games (76.31%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 27 games (71.05%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 21 games (55.27%)

Exeter stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.66 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.16 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.83 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.08 per game

Yellow cards for them – 0.83 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.25 per game

Red cards for them – 0.08 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.05 per game

Exeter have played 36 games this season

They have scored in – 28 games (77.77%)

They have conceded in – 26 games (72.22%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (77.77%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 19 games (52.77%)

Games where both teams scored – 21 games (58.33%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (83.33%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (88.88%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 26 games (72.22%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 23 games (63.88%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 26 games (72.22%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 16 games (44.44%)

Port Vale vs Exeter match preview

Port Vale have won 3, lost 1 and drawn 1 if their last 5 league games and Exeter have won 2 and lost 3 of their last 5 league games. Port Vale won the reverse fixture 2-0 in a game that had 6 Exeter corners, 1 Port Vale corner and no cards.

Exeter have scored in 9 of their last 12 league games and they scored an average of 1.33 goals per game in those 12 games. Exeter have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 7 league games, and they conceded an average of 0.71 goals per game in those last 7 games. Port Vale have scored in all of their last 3 league games, but they have failed to score in 5 of their last 9 league games and only score an average of 0.88 goals per game in those last 9 games. Port Vale have conceded in 6 of their last 9 league games but have only conceded an average of 0.88 goals per game in those last 9 league games. There is no standout bet on goals so it’s an angle we will have to leave in this one. 

Port Vale have taken 3 or more corners in 86.84% of their league games and Exeter have had 3 or more corners in 83.33% of their league games. Port Vale have seen a drop in corners in recent games and they’ve had 2 corners or less in 2 of their last 5 league games and they only average 3 corners a game in those last 5 games. Exeter have finished with just 1 corner in 3 of their last 10 league games so we feel there are enough reasons to leave corners in this game.

Exeter have been given no cards in 3 of their last 6 league games. Port Vale have been more consistent but 6 of the last 10 Port Vale games have ended under 3o match booking points. So, bookings are an angle we won’t be playing.

No recommended bet from us here.

Salford vs Grimsby

Salford stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.13 goals per game

Goals conceded – 0.83 goals per game

Corners for them – 4.77 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.22 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.80 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 36 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (69.44%)

They have conceded in – 20 games (55.55%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 21 games (58.33%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 13 games (36.11%)

Games where both teams scored – 14 games (38.88%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 29 games (80.55%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 28 games (77.77%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 19 games (52.77%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 29 games (80.55%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 27 games (75%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (69.44%)

Grimsby stats and averages

Goals scored – 0.75 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.48 goals per game

Corners for them – 3.81 per game

Corners for their opponents – 5.24 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.54 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.51 per game

Red cards for them – 0.08 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Grimsby have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 21 games (56.75%)

They have conceded in – 28 games (75.67%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 23 games (62.16%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (48.64%)

Games where both teams scored – 18 games (48.64%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 24 games (64.86%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 32 games (86.48%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 18 games (48.64%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 33 games (89.18%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 32 games (86.48%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 25 games (67.56%)

Salford vs Grimsby match preview

Salford have lost 3 and drawn 2 of their last 5 league games and Grimsby have drawn 4 and lost 1 of their last 5 league games. Salford won 4-0 when the sides met earlier this season in a game with 5 corners for each team, 1 Grimsby yellow card, 3 Salford yellow cards and 1 Grimsby red card.

Grimsby have failed to score in 8 of their last 15 league games and Salford have failed to score in any of their last 4 league games. So, when you add these facts to the season stats on goals which are not encouraging, and we will not be backing goals here.

Grimsby have only had 2 corners in each if their last 2 league games and whilst Salford are consistent, they don’t rack up big numbers on corners and only average 4 corners per game in their last 6 league games. The last 6 Salford league games have also all finished with 8 corners or less. So, corners is another angle to avoid. 

Salford have been given at least 1 card in 80.55% of their league games this year and Grimsby have been given at least 1 card in 89.18% of their league games. Salford have been given at least 1 card in 9 of their last 10 league games and they average 2.10 yellow card per game in the most last 10 games. Salford’s opponents have been given at least 1 card in all of Salford’s last 10 league games and their opponents average 2.10 yellow cards per game in those last 10 games. Grimsby have been given at least 1 card in 14 of their last 15 league games and they average 1.20 yellow card per game in those 15 games. So, it looks highly likely both teams will pick up 1 card and the game will have at least 3.

The possible bets in this game are 

10+ booking points each team

30+ match booking points

Walsall vs Harrogate

Walsall stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.05 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.24 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.21 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.78 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.59 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.62 per game

Red cards for them – 0.10 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.02 per game

Walsall have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 26 games (70.27%)

They have conceded in – 32 games (86.48%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 28 games (75.67%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 13 games (35.13%)

Games where both teams scored – 24 games (64.86%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 30 games (81.08%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 29 games (78.37%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (67.56%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 31 games (83.78%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 33 games (89.18%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 27 games (72.97%)

Harrogate stats and averages

Goals scored – 1.08 goals per game

Goals conceded – 1.13 goals per game

Corners for them – 5.29 per game

Corners for their opponents – 4.67 per game

Yellow cards for them – 1.02 per game

Yellow cards for their opponents – 1.54 per game

Red cards for them – 0.13 per game

Red cards for their opponents – 0.13 per game

Harrogate have played 37 games this season

They have scored in – 25 games (67.56%)

They have conceded in – 25 games (67.56%)

Games with over 1.5 goals – 19 games (51.35%)

Games with over 2. 5 goals – 18 games (48.64%)

Games where both teams scored – 16 games (43.24%)

Games with 3+ corners for them – 31 games (83.78%)

Games with 3+ corners for their opponents – 28 games (75.67%)

Games with 9+ match corners – 25 games (67.56%)

Games with 10+ booking points for them – 25 games (67.56%)

Games with 10+ booking points for opponents – 31 games (83.78%)

Games with 30+ match booking points – 20 games (54.05%)

Walsall vs Harrogate match preview

Walsall have drawn 3 and lost 2 of their last 5 league games and Harrogate have lost 4 and won 1 of their last 5 league games. The reverse fixture ended 2-2 with 6 Harrogate corners, 10 Walsall corners, 1 Walsall yellow card and 1 Walsall red card. 

Harrogate have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 league games and have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 10 league games. Walsall have failed to score in 5 of their last 9 league games so on current form we won’t be backing any goals bet. 

Walsall average just 2.85 corners per game in their last 7 league games and Harrogate have ended up with just 1 corner in 2 of their last 4 league games. On current form we can’t back corners here. 

Walsall have been given at least 1 card in 83.78% of their league games this season and they have been given at least 1 card in 15 of their last 16 league games, and they have been given an average of 1.87 yellow cards per game in those last 16 games. Harrogate have been given at least 1 card in all of their last 4 games, but they only average 0.75 yellow cards per game in their last 16 league games, so don’t look a team to rely on bookings from right now.

There is no potential bets for us in this game.

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