For our Mansfield vs. Sutton prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the away side.
Two play-off hopefuls meet in League Two this weekend as Mansfield Town host Sutton United.
Mansfield Town currently sit 8th in League Two with sixteen wins, nine draws and eleven losses from thirty-six games this season.
Mansfield have had a decent season campaign this time around but their play-off hopes are stumbling given a big dip in form in recent months.
They enter this game having won just one of their last five matches, drawing two and losing two of the remaining four.
Most recently, Mansfield were held to a 0-0 draw against Grimsby Town, a deflating result that means they are now three games without a win.
Their form at home has been more encouraging, however, having lost just one of their last five games on home soil with the other four producing two wins and two draws.
It's still not ideal, though, and seems as though Mansfield may be starting to stutter at the worst possible time given what is at stake and how little time is left to pursue their goal.
They're only two points shy of the play-off places as things stand so there's no need to panic, but if their form does not pick up in the coming weeks their play-off hopes could be dashed.
Sutton United currently sit 9th in League Two with fifteen wins, ten draws and twelve losses from thirty-seven games this season.
It's been an up and down season for Sutton in terms of form but they enter this game amidst a healthy league position and are well placed to make a late run for the play-offs.
They enter this game in solid form having won two, drawn two and lost one of their last five matches, the most recent of which was a 0-1 loss to Grimsby Town.
Away from home their form has been fairly impressive having won two and drawn two of their last four games on the road.
Sutton beat Mansfield 2-1 when the two sides met in the league back in August and considering their opponents' form they can be confident of doing what would be a big double here.
Sutton are just four points outside of the play-off spots and a win here would help them take a big step towards their eventual goal. Considering both side's form a Sutton win is firmly on the cards here.
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