Mansfield will be aiming to extend their winning run to four games on the bounce as they are set to travel to the Peninsula Stadium to take on Salford City on Saturday afternoon.
After a mixed start to their campaign, Salford currently find themselves in 13th place in the League Two table, having amassed 21 points from their 16 league games so far this season, following six wins, three draws and seven defeats.
The Ammies come into this weekend on the back of an inconsistent run of form which has seen them two draws, two victories and one defeat in their last five league outings. The two victories came against tough opposition in the form of Crewe and Doncaster.
Salford featured in Fa Cup action last weekend as they managed to hold League One Peterborough to a draw. The Posh took the lead in the 47th minute through Ricky-Jade Jones, but Salford equalised just two minutes later through Nicholas Bilokapic's own goal.
Salford then took the lead in the 69th minute when Bilokapic made amends for his earlier error with a stunning long-range strike. However, Peterborough were not done yet and they levelled the scores in the 93rd minute through Emmanuel Fernandez's header.
Mansfield currently find themselves in fourth place in the League Two table, however they have a game in hand over all three teams above them and could reach as high as second if they are to win their game in hand.
The Stags are the only side in League two who are still undefeated and have amassed 29 points from their 15 league outings so far this season. This has come following seven victories and eight draws.
Mansfield also featured in FA Cup action last weekend as they were knocked out of the competition by fellow League Two opposition, Wrexham. The Stags lost 2-1 on the day, however Nigel Clough may be happy to avoid any distractions in the Stags bid for promotion.
Salford City and Mansfield Town have only met competitively on 11 occasions, with Mansfield holding the edge in terms of head-to-head record, having won 6 games, compared to Salford's 4.
The first competitive meeting between the two sides took place in the FA Cup in 2018, with Mansfield winning 2-1 at Moor Lane. The two teams then met regularly in the following League Two seasons, with both sides taking turns to finish in the top half of the table.
Salford recorded an emphatic victory when these sides last met each other in last year’s League Two campaign. Salford dominated the game and netted five goals, with the game ending 5-2. The Ammies were the better side throughout the game and deserved their victory, they were clinical in attack and created a number of chances.
Unsurprisingly, given the respective form of these sides, it is Mansfield who are favoured at the bookies ahead of this weekend’s matchup and are currently odds on favourites @ ¾, whilst a home victory for Salford is priced @ 3/1 and a draw is @ 14/5.