The Robins travel to Harrogate this weekend to play in a fixture that has historically seen plenty of goals. Last season, Swindon and the Sulphurites won 3-0 at home.
Simon Weaver's side have had a rather inconsistent season so far, which is reflected by their position in 14th after 17 games. The Sulphurites have actually won seven matches this season, but they have also also lost nine. They do not concede many goals (22), but it is clear that they are missing a clinical edge in front of goal, which has and will continue to cost them. They have scored the second least goals in League Two and they have netted the fewest times at home, with an average per game of 0.94 and 0.88. The Suplhurites also have the joint worst home record, picking up six points from eight games.
Last time out, Harrogate picked up a rather undeserved 1-0 win away to Walsall. The hosts accumulated 26 shots and dominated the tie throughout, but a George Thomson goal with ten minutes to go stole all three points.
Michael Flynn is under pressure at Swindon as his side have lost six of their last eight League Two matches and all of the last four. The Robins have no trouble when it comes to putting the ball in the back of the net and they have actually scored the second most amount of goals, 2.12 on average per game. The issues lies within the defence and their defensive approach as a unit, with Swindon conceding the third most, 31 goals. They have also been poor on the road, only winning one game in nine.
Their most recent match was a disappointing yet expected 4-2 defeat to top of the table, Stockport. Swindon took the lead twice in the game and were yet to concede until a 52nd minute penalty. From that point, the team fell apart, even though they regained the lead ten minutes after the equaliser.
Both sides are struggling and perform at an underwhelming level whilst hosting for Harrogate and travelling for Swindon. This should set the game up to be an intriguing battle, with the meeting being decided by fine margins. A Harrogate win is 23/10 and a Swindon result is 1/1.
The final prediction is Harrogate 1-2 Swindon.