In the first of our tips, league leaders Exeter will host Port Vale at St James’ Park, with both teams needing the three points here, albeit for slightly different reasons.
As stated, Matt Taylor’s side currently sit top of the table, and they have been guaranteed a spot in League One for next season. But with promotion all sewn up for The Grecians, they will now be looking to be crowned as title winners as well. And with 2nd-place Forest Green Rovers just a point behind them on 83, it is imperative that Exeter win this game to ensure that it is them that lift the league title come the final day.
The opposition need a win here as they strive for a play-off place. Port Vale currently sit sixth on 75 points, but a loss in this one coupled with a good result for Sutton United in their clash with Harrogate means that Port Vale could lose out on a play-off spot.
Therefore, with both teams needing three points in order to achieve their respective goals, this should be a game full of goals.
For Exeter, one of their main threats is attacking midfielder Matt Jay, who has bagged 14 goals this season. Midfielder Timothee Dieng has scored 12, and centre-forward Jevani Brown has scored seven times and has managed to get 12 assists, so Exeter will be looking to these three men for inspiration on Saturday.
For the visitors, striker Jamie Proctor and midfielder Ben Garrity will be the dangermen, with both having scored 12 goals so far this season.