Stevenage will be aiming to put themselves at the top of the League Two table as they travel to Gander Green Lane to face Sutton United on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts currently occupy 12th place in the League two table on 39 points, having recorded 11 wins, six draws and 11 defeats in their 28 league games so far this campaign. In what is a very congested League Two table, the U’s are only three points off the playoff places and will be hoping to make a push for the playoffs in the backend of the League Two campaign.
Matt Gray’s side come into this game on the back of an impressive run of form that has seen the U's pick up four wins from their last six league games. Sutton United also have a great home record this season and have won four of their last five league games at Gander Green Lane.
Last time out, Sutton managed to take all three points away from their trip to Harrogate as they managed to hold onto a slender lead for the best part of 85 minutes. The only goal in the game came in the 8th minute as David Ajiboye found the back of the net.
Despite only having 40% of possession, the U’s put on a strong defensive display to ensure they recorded a clean sheet. Matt Gray’s side will have to put on a similar defensive display this weekend if they are to take anything away from their match with Stevenage.
Stevenage find themselves in 2nd place in the League Two table on 55 points, two behind Leyton Orient at the top of the table. However, Boro have two games in hand over Leyton Orient and will look to capitalise on Orient’s poor form in recent weeks, Stevenage are currently the favourites to lift the League Two trophy @ ⅚.
Steve Evans’ side have not lost a league game since late October, having won six and drawn five of their last eleven league outings. In their last league game, Boro recorded an eye-catching victory as they beat the league leaders 3-0.
Last weekend, Stevenage put on a vaillant display in the FA Cup 4th round against Stoke City, but were dealt two late blows as the Championship side eventually went on to record a 3-1 victory.
Boro managed to get themselves back into the tie in the 70th minute as Jamie Reid recorded an equaliser. However two Stoke goals in quick succession after the Stevenage equaliser quickly diminished any hope of reaching the 5th round of the competition.
Stevenage recorded an emphatic 3-0 victory when these sides met earlier in the campaign in the reverse fixture of this tie. A first half goal from Dan Sweeney and a second half brace from Luke Norris ensured that Boro would take all three points from the game.
Unsurprisingly, given Stevenage’s recent form, they are the favourites at the bookies ahead of this tie @ 5/4. Whilst a home win for Sutton is currently priced @ 21/10. We are backing Jamie Reid to score as he averages 0.49 goals per 90 minutes, the highest of any stevenage player this season.