Two of the most entertaining teams in League Two go head to head this weekend, as Swindon Town host Stockport County. However in this exact fixture last season, the hosts received a red card within the first minute and the visitors eventually walked away with a 1-0 win.
After going unbeaten in the opening nine games of the new campaign and hitting five plus goals on three occasions, Swindon have lost their last four games in all competitions which includes a mind-blowing 7-4 FA Cup home loss to National League side, Aldershot Town, where they were 7-0 down before the hour mark. This result is even more of a shock as the Robins have won five of their seven home matches in league two this season. Michael Flynn's side boast the second best goals scored record, netting 2.13 times per game on average, but they also concede 1.69 per ninety minutes.
Swindon desperately needed a win last time out, but they suffered a 3-1 away loss to Colchester after going a goal up via Jake Young. The visitors enjoyed the majority of the ball, but they were vulnerable in transition and struggled to create any real chances for themselves.
League Two leaders Stockport have won 11 of their 16 matches this season and they have been victorious in their last 12 matches in all competitions. David Challinor has done an exceptional job at creating an attacking side that has defensive stability, which doesn't hinder performance in the final third. Stockport have the third best defence in the league, conceding just a goal per game, whilst also scoring the joint third most goals in the division (33). Furthermore, the Hatters have won five of their seven away matches.
Isaac Olaofe is the second top scorer in League Two on 11 goals, but he was rested last time out as his side cruised to a 5-1 victory against Northern Premier League side Worksop. Kyle Wootton netted four goals in a comfortable match.
On paper, this game should see goals and Stockport have conceded in three of their last five. The Hatters have scored in every away match whilst the hosts have netted in all but one home game, which makes both teams to score likely. However, the momentum behind Stockport could just give them the edge.
The final prediction is Swindon 1-2 Stockport, with a Stockport win and both teams to score priced at 9/4.