Stockport will be looking to extend their winning streak to ten matches as they host Tranmere Rovers at Edgeley Park on Saturday afternoon.
Stockport County have made a flying start to the 2023/24 League Two campaign, winning their first nine games in the division. Dave Challinor's side are top of the table and on course for promotion back to League One after an 11-year absence.
The Hatters have been in excellent form in all areas of the pitch, with Ben Hinchliffe keeping seven clean sheets in nine games and Paddy Madden scoring eight goals.
After a poor start to their season, Tranmere currently find themselves in 22nd place in the League Two table, having amassed 10 points from their opening fifteen league games. This comes following three victories, one draw and eleven defeats.
The two clubs first met in 1899, and they have played each other over 100 times in competitive matches. Tranmere have a slight edge in the head-to-head record, with 45 wins to Stockport's 42.
The rivalry between the two clubs intensified in the 1980s and 1990s, when they were both competing in the Football League Second Division. The two sides were evenly matched, and they often finished close to each other in the table.
One of the most memorable matches between the two clubs came in the 1990/91 season, when Tranmere beat Stockport 5-0 at Prenton Park. The match was a one-sided affair, and Tranmere fans still celebrate it to this day.
In recent years, the rivalry between the two clubs has cooled slightly, as they have spent less time in the same division. However, the matches between the two sides are still always keenly contested, and the fans are always passionate about the rivalry.
Unsurprisingly, given these side’s respective positions in the League table, it is Stockport who are heavily favoured ahead of this matchup and are currently priced @ 3/10, whilst a shock away win for Tranmere is priced @ 15/2.
We are backing Stockport County to score 4+ goals in the game which is currently priced @ 7/2. The Hatters have proven to be deadly in attack so far this season and have the second best attacking record in the league, having netted 31 goals in their 15 league outings this season.