The Mariners take a trip to the County Ground where they will be the underdogs against Swindon Town. Last season, we saw two feisty games that Swindon won, with the most recent game ending in a 5-0 victory.
The Robins are currently in 5th place in League Two, after an impressive start to the season. Michael Flynn’s side are unbeaten after eight games, winning four and drawing four. They’ve been unstoppable in attack thus far, scoring 24 goals already and hitting five goals in three separate games. Swindon have the most in form player in the league, Jake Young, who is the League Two top scorer with nine goals, yet he isn’t the only player scoring as Daniel Kemp has netted six times from midfield also. The Robins have a dominant home record and they will look to extend their incredible form at the County Ground.
Last week, Swindon drew 2-2 on the road to Morecambe. The score was 1-1 at the break but in the second half, Morecambe were down to ten men and Charlie Austin scored from the spot before the hour mark. It looked as though the Robins would sail to another victory but they conceded a late goal, which will infuriate the Swindon boss.
Grimsby have had a rather mixed campaign so far, with their standout result being the 2-0 win over second place Gillingham. The Mariners sit in 17th place after nine games, with a record of two wins, four draws and three losses. Abo Eisa has been the star of the Grimsby show, scoring five goals thus far, yet most of his goals have come at home. Whilst travelling, Paul Hurst’s side have struggled for goals (four in four games) and they are still seeking their first win, which the Grimsby fans hope will occur this weekend.
Last time out, the Mariners faced Crawley Town at home, where they were handed a 3-2 defeat. Grimsby took the lead in the 24th minute and by the 30th minute, they were 2-0 up. However, a crazy three minute period saw the visitors equalise in the 35th minute. Grimsby eventually lost the tie in the last minute of additional time, causing heartbreak for the Grimsby faithful.
Swindon should win this game and the fact that Grimsby struggle away from home, only enhances that. The Robins score for fun and they should have enough quality in attack to cause The Mariners issues.
The final prediction is Swindon 3-1 Grimsby.