For our Stockport vs. Salford prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the away side
We have a Greater Manchester derby in League Two this weekend as Stockport County host Salford City.
Stockport County currently sit 5th in League Two with eighteen wins, nine draws and eleven losses from thirty-eight games this season.
After an abysmal start to the campaign Stockport got their act together around late October and now find themselves in prime position to secure a play-off spot.
They enter this game amidst a decent run of form having lost only one of their last twelve matches, winning two and drawing one of their last three.
Their last match saw them claim a 1-0 win away at Swindon Town courtesy of a Ryan Croasdale goal in the 80th minute.
Stockport will be hoping their watertight defence can help them to three points here having been very impressive at the back of late, conceding just one goal in their last five matches.
Their record at home has been solid of late having not lost any of their last eight games on home soil, but having drawn their last three on the bounce they'll feel they are due a win.
Stockport are five points clear of Mansfield Town in 8th so they have a decent cushion coming into the final stretch of the season. A win against a fellow play-off rival would be huge for their promotion bid and it feels as though they're well placed to get it.
Salford City currently sit 6th in League Two with eighteen wins, eight draws and twelve losses from thirty-eight games this season.
Salford have had an up and down campaign in terms of form after tailing off following a strong start to the season, but they enter this game in a strong position with an eventual play-off berth firmly in their own hands.
They're coming into this game amidst a strong run of form, too, having won three of their last four matches in the league.
Most recently Salford claimed one of their biggest wins of the season in a 3-1 win away at then 2nd place Stevenage, so they'll very much be coming into this encounter with their tails up.
They've only won two of their last five games on the road but having beaten Stevenage in their most recent away game there should be no doubts surrounding their ability to claim big away wins.
Salford were beaten 0-2 by Stockport when the two sides met back in October so they'll be looking to get one back here.
This is likely to be a tight, competitive game and then result is difficult to call. One can't help but feel as though Salford are well placed to claim another big three points, though.
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