Mansfield Town host Bradford City in League Two this weekend in what should be an evenly contested fixture.
Mansfield Town currently sit 7th in League Two with two wins and three draws from five games this season.
It's been an impressive start to the season for The Stags who find themselves unbeaten after wins at home to Morecambe, 3-0, and Stockport County, 3-2, alongside draws away at Crewe Alexandra, 2-2, Doncaster Rovers, 2-2, and Grimsby Town, 1-1.
Nigel Clough's side lost two of their last three games at the back end of last season and narrowly missed out on the play-offs, with Salford City finishing 7th on goal difference, so they'll be very determined to make amends this season and seal a place in the top seven.
They're coming into this game very much with the wind in their sails after beating Stockport County 3-2 in their most recent league games courtesy of goals from George Maris and KD Davis (X2) in what was a thrilling encounter.
Not only that, but Mansfield made the trip to Hillsborough in midweek to face Sheffield Wednesday in the EFL Cup and advanced to the next round after beating the Championship on penalties after Rhys Oates levelled the scores at 1-1 in the 85th minute.
It's very early days in the season but things are looking very good for The Stags who look as though they mean business.
They've looked a formidable outfit on their own turf and while Bradford City are not a team to take lightly Mansfield will be expecting themselves to win this one.
Bradford City currently sit 12th in League Two with two wins, one draw and two losses from their opening five games of the season.
Bradford began their campaign with a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Crawley Town before a 2-1 win over Colchester United, a 1-1 draw with Stockport County, a 3-0 defeat at Morecambe and most recently a 1-0 win over Crewe Alexandra.
Bradford were the league's biggest underachievers last season having entered the campaign as title favourites only to scrape into the play-offs late on before a first round exit at the hands of Carlisle United.
Bradford again came into this campaign with expectations on their shoulders and the early signs are not great with Bradford's performances being wholly unconvincing for the most part.
Start striker Andy Cook is yet to score a single goal this season with midfielder Alex Pattison shouldering the goalscoring burden.
Mark Hughes is likely going to be given time to turn things around and a win here would go some way to helping him accrue some goodwill, but his side need to start delivering encouraging performances on top of wins.
For our Mansfield vs. Bradford prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the home side.