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Notts County vs. Harrogate Prediction, Tips & Stats

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      • (47') M. Langstaff (PG)
      • (75') J. Jones
      • (89') J. O'Brien
        • (48') K. Cameron
        • (56') A. Baldwin
        • (80') J. O'Brien
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            Notts County vs. Harrogate Prediction, Tips & Stats

            As the League Two season edges closer to its climax, the fixture list presents a fascinating encounter between Notts County and Harrogate Town this Saturday. Both sides have contrasting ambitions heading into the final stretch of the season so this game is far from a dead rubber.

            Notts County, sitting 16th in League Two with 52 points from 41 games, have had a season that could be described as solid yet slightly underwhelming. Having ascended from the National League, the Magpies were tipped by many to be a formidable force, potentially challenging for a playoff spot, if not aiming for automatic promotion. This expectation was not without reason; the club's history, fan base, and the momentum from their promotion campaign painted a picture of a team ready to make an immediate impact.

            The season kicked off on a promising note for Notts County, displaying a blend of tactical nous and on-field dynamism. However, as the season progressed towards the Christmas period, their form dipped significantly. The departure of manager Luke Williams to Swansea City in January was a pivotal moment, from which the team struggled to recover fully. Under the new stewardship of Stuart Maynard, the team have aimed to regain stability and finish the season on a high note. With the playoffs likely out of reach, securing a top-half finish remains a tangible goal, offering a platform to build on for the next season.

            The recent form has been a mixed bag for the Magpies, with a record of one win, two draws, and two losses in their last five outings. Notably, their most recent match ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw against MK Dons, a result that, given the opposition's calibre, felt more like a victory. Aaron Nemane's 91st-minute equaliser was a moment of sheer elation, with the emotion of that moment something they'll hope to carry into this encounter.

            By contrast, Harrogate Town find themselves in 12th position with 58 points from the same number of games. This season has been nothing short of remarkable for the Sulphurites, who have defied pre-season predictions of a relegation scrap to mount a serious playoff challenge. Four points shy of the top seven, Harrogate's ambition of securing a playoff spot is within reach, a testament to the team's consistency and tactical evolution under Simon Weaver.

            Harrogate's form leading into this game has been solid, with two victories and three draws in their last five matches. The emphatic 5-1 victory over Gillingham in their latest outing stands out, showcasing their attacking prowess and putting them firmly in the playoff conversation. Goals from Anthony O'Connor, Matt Daly (twice), Jack Muldoon, and Abraham Odoh highlighted a team at the peak of its confidence.

            However, Harrogate's away form presents a concern, with the team failing to secure a win in their last seven road trips, drawing the last five. This streak will be on their minds as they prepare to face Notts County, a team they've had recent success against, winning the last three encounters, including a 3-1 victory in December.

            The recent head-to-head record favours Harrogate, a psychological edge that they will hope to exploit. Yet, the dynamics of this match are unique, with both teams at different stages in their respective seasons. For Notts County, this game represents an opportunity to solidify their mid-table position and end the season with a sense of progress. For Harrogate, the stakes are higher, with every point critical in their unexpected quest for a playoff berth.

            For our Notts County vs. Harrogate prediction, we're going for a 2-2 draw.

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            Notts County Team News

            Jim O'Brien was named on the bench against MK Dons following a bout with injury but remained an unused substitute, so he'll be hoping to play a bigger part in this one. However, Charlie Colkett is an injury doubt with an ankle problem.

            Jodi Jones will hope to have forced his way into the starting lineup for this game after setting up Aaron Nemane's last-gasp equaliser last weekend.

            Harrogate Team News

            Liam Gibson is likely to once again miss out for the Yorkshire side through injury.

            Jack Muldoon and Abraham Odoh both scored late goals off the bench against Gillingham last time out but it remains to be seen whether or not either man has done enough to work their way into this weekend's starting lineup, with the more sensible option seemingly to opt for continuity in the starting XI from Simon Weaver's perspective.

            Sam Folarin was also an unused substitute last weekend after making his return from injury, so he'll be hoping to see some time on the grass here.

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