The two promoted National League teams that captured the hearts of football fans go head to head this weekend, as Notts County host Wrexham. This match is set to be a thriller.
The Magpies were predicted to be in and around the top of the League Two table prior to the season and they have certainly not disappointed. After 15 games, they sit in second place, winning nine matches and tasting defeat on three occasions. Luke Williams has continued to demand the free-flowing, fearless and full throttle approach that served him so well last season. Notts County concede 1.73 goals per game on average, but they make up for that with their attacking record of 2.2 goals per game. Another positive for the Magpies faithful is that their star attacker, Macauley Langstaff, has continued his incredible form in front of goal, netting 11 times.
Last time out, Langstaff scored a brace as his side won 3-0 at home. Jodi Jones produced another creative masterclass as he registered two assists and the 26 year-old has created the most big chances in League Two this season. The dominant display was Notts County's sixth win in seven home matches, the best home record in the league.
The Red Dragons have only suffered defeat twice all season and they currently sit in third place on 27 points. Wrexham have featured in six draws, which clearly highlights that they have found it difficult to get over the line at times. Phil Parkinson's team have scored an average of 2 goals per game, yet astonishingly, their average away goals converted record is 0.71. However, they are a lot more secure on the road and have conceded the second lowest amount of goals this season whilst travelling.
Elliot Lee has taken on a lot of the goal scoring responsibility this season and he has netted nine times. His most recent goal was an 89th minute winner in Wrexham's 2-1 home victory over Sutton this week. The Red Dragons deservedly claimed all three points and the boss will be pleased to see Paul Mullin get on the scoresheet in consecutive matches.
Both sides will go into the tie with a point to prove and they will want to assert their dominance over each other. We should see goals and plenty of action, however Notts County may just steal all three points, given how strong they are at home.
The final prediction is Notts County 2-1 Wrexham.