League Two Betting Tips & Odds – 09/09/17

League Two Betting Tips & Odds – 09/09/17

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League Two Betting Tips & Odds

In our League Two betting preview we look at the best possible bets from the two selected weekend fixtures.

Mansfield v Grimsby

Steve Evans’ Mansfield welcome Grimsby to Field Mill in what is a big game for both clubs.

Mansfield looking to end three game winless run

It’s been a tough start to the season for pre-season promotion favourites Mansfield Town. The Stags’ strong end to last season and impressive movements in the summer transfer window made them many peoples tips to go on and secure a place in League One but it hasn’t gone to plan for Steve Evans’ men as of yet. Six points from their opening five league games leaves them down in fifteenth position and they’re without a win in three. The season is obviously still very young but they already find themselves seven points away from leaders Exeter so Evans will undoubtedly be demanding more from his players. They certainly have a squad capable of winning not just promotion but the League Two title, however they need to start gelling soon after so many wholesale changes.

The Stags were last in league action last Saturday when they took on another promotion hopeful in Carlisle. It was a tough game on paper for Evans’ side and that’s exactly how it panned out, with Mansfield having to fight back from behind through debutant Callum Butcher to leave the north west with a point. It was a decent result away from home but now returning to Field Mill there’s a fair bit of pressure on them to get back to winning ways. They’ve picked up four points from their two games in front of their own supporters and they’ll see this as a very winnable game against an inconsistent Grimsby side.

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Steve Evans will be desperate for his Mansfield side to get back to winning ways in front of an expectant Field Mill

Grimsby have won their last five against Mansfield

Facing The Stags is a Grimsby side that’s still searching for an identity under Russell Slade. The Mariners came into their second season back in the Football League confident they could push on and build on their 14th placed finish last term, but the early signs haven’t been too promising. A fantastic opening day victory away to Chesterfield raised the bar high early on but three disappointing performances followed, all resulting in defeats. It saw Slade receive a fair bit of criticism from the clubs supporters but they did manage to bounce back on the weekend, claiming a deserved victory over a decent Crewe side at Blundell Park. A sole Mitch Rose goal was enough for Town to get their first home win of the season and it would’ve felt like a huge weight off their shoulders.

Now they’ll be looking to back it up but in travelling to Mansfield they face one of their toughest challenges of the season. But they’ve been a favourite opponent of The Mariners for some time now, with them winning their previous five meetings with The Stags. That includes a 3-0 thrashing of them at Blundell Park back in February which saw Evans sent to the stands so he’ll be desperate to get revenge on them here. It’s a tough one to call here with how both sides have started the season, but one thing we’re expecting is goals. There’s been a total of 31 goals in their ten games combined so far which makes over 2.5 goals at 21/20 look very well priced.

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Grimsby Town manager Russell Slade knows just how big three points would be here

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Forest Green v Exeter

Newly promoted Forest Green welcome table toppers Exeter to The New Lawn

Forest Green in desperate need of three points

When Forest Green won promotion into League Two back in May they wrote history. It’s the first ever time that the club have been in the Football League and they knew that it would be a difficult task to remain in there – which is exactly whats happened. After five games Mark Cooper’s men are third from bottom with just one win to their name and despite the season being young, they’ll be desperate to rectify that. They come into the weekend on the back of a disappointing defeat to Wycombe last weekend in a game they struggled to really get any kind of foothold in. When playing away it’s always essential that you get off to a good start and their lack of Football League experience really told as they lost the game in the opening 36 minutes.

Goals from Wycombe trio Paris Cowan-Hall, Anthony Stewart and Luke O’Nien put the hosts 3-0 up before half-time and it proved to be too much to come back from for the visitors. Last seasons top scorer Christian Doidge netted his fourth of the season in the season but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation. Now back on home soil their supporters will be expecting them to bounce back but it won’t be easy against a very strong Exeter side. FGR certainly have the tools in their armoury to hurt the visitors but it will be their toughest test of the campaign to date.

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Christian Doidge has made a rapid start to his first ever Football League season, netting four times in five appearances

Exeter eyeing four successive League Two wins

It’s been a tough few months for Exeter City Football Club as a whole but they’ve shown just what they’re made of over their opening five games of the season. The Grecians have won four of their first five games which puts them in pole position coming into the weekend with 13 points and they’re picking up exactly where they left off last term. City went down to Blackpool in the play-off final back in May in very disappointing circumstances and manager Paul Tisdale had a huge job on his hands trying to restore morale and confidence amongst the camp. Especially with them losing stars such as Ollie Watkins and David Wheeler but they haven’t let that effect them.

They come into match day six in top spot of League Two and they’re up there on merit. Exeter are one of the most exciting sides in the division, they play some great football and they’re extremely potent in attack despite losing some of their stars. But in their last outing they were made to sweat for three points when they faced Mike Flynn’s Newport at St. James’ Park, where a sole Lee Holmes goal was enough for them to get over the line. It wasn’t the most fluent of performances but the three points continued their fantastic start to the campaign and they’ll be confident that they can add more here.

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Paul Tisdale will be delighted with the team spirit his side have shown over the last few weeks

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