League Two Preview: Will Notts County & Exeter Continue To Set The Pace?

By timgarrett IN League Two,Match Preview - 10:00 Oct 7th 2017

The international break may be in full swing, but there’s no rest for those in League Two this weekend. A full fixture list looks set to deliver entertainment up and down the country, and today we’re previewing 4 of the best fixtures to look out for.

First up are leaders Notts County, who play host to the division’s bottom side Forest Green. The chances of an upset here look pretty slim, despite the visitors’ encouraging win in midweek over local rivals Cheltenham in the Checkatrade Trophy. Kevin Nolan has seriously impressed in the early stages of his managerial career with County, and he looks set to have the luxury of selecting former teammate Shola Ameobi once again as the veteran striker returns from injury. Anything but a home win would go down as a serious upset, and this is reflected in a 79% home win KickOff prediction.

Exeter currently sit second only on goal difference, and stand a strong chance of maintaining that position as they travel to Carlisle. The hosts have won just 1 of their last 6 home games in League Two, and the needless suspensions of Richie Bennett and Tom Parkes will not help their cause here. The KickOff alrogithm gives a 38% chance of an away win, and in truth that’s probably rather generous to Carlisle.

Accrington and Luton have both had strong starts to the season, sitting in 3rd and 5th places respectively, and they go head-to-head at the wonderfully named Wham Stadium on Saturday. The hosts have lost just 1 of their last 9 home games in League Two, and their hopes of extending that run are boosted by the return of Ben Richards-Everton. There are almost always goals in Accrington home games, with 6 of the last 7 ending with over 2.5, so this looks like one for the neutral regardless of the outcome. The KickOff algorithm gives a 45% chance of a home win.

Finally, we have one of the best matches to find a winning bet in this weekend. 10th placed Newport play host to Yeovil on Saturday afternoon boasting an incredibly impressive 9 game unbeaten run on home turf in League Two, and their fans will be fully expectant of a 10th game being added to that run. Yeovil tasted victory on the road for the first time since March in their last away match, but the 8 game losing run that preceded that victory will take more time to recover from. We give Newport a 58% chance of victory here, and there can be few safer bets around.

All in all, it looks set to be a thrilling weekend of action, and there’s no better place to follow it than KickOff.

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