Cheltenham vs Bury
English League Two
Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Jonny-Rocks Stadium (Cheltenham).
Bury found the form required for the automatic promotion to the League One football next term. They were flying high indeed in the past couple of weeks winning four on the spin in the competition. The Shakers did so in style, bagging three goals on three separate occasions in last four league affairs. Experienced striker Nicky Maynard was the main catalyst for such rise in form as he notched five goals in last six league fixtures to take his impressive League Two tally to 17 this season.
Ryan Lowe’s men have a great chance to move lock on points with leaders Lincoln City at the very top of the ladder with a victory over bottom-half Cheltenham Town in the only game of the day on Tuesday evening. Maintaining such splendid run of form will, however, require Bury’s top-notch display given they are up against a side which can be a tough nut to crack in their own backyard.
Cheltenham vs Bury: Head-to-head
Cheltenham Town lead the head to head tie by two wins, but it’s Bury who head into this off the back of two consecutive victories in meetings with the Robins.
The Shakers claimed a demolishing 4-1 victory when these two likes met each other in this term of League Two.
There were at least three goals scored in five of past six head to head meetings between these two likes.
Cheltenham vs Bury: Prediction
Cheltenham are on a safe distance from the red zone thanks to their impressive form at Jonny-Rocks Stadium. The Robins won four on the trot at home in the league and they’ve climbed up to 17th in the ladder as a consequence. They, however, revealed plenty of defensive holes against the high-profile opposition Mansfield Town on Saturday afternoon when they fell 4-2 on the road in the previous round.
Bury have a deadly line-up of attackers led by red-hot Nicky Maynard and we expect them to confirm the favourites tag against the bottom-half opposition. We definitely expect goals and will go for the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at 1.90 as the main betting option.
Cheltenham vs Bury: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Bury to win & BTTS @ 3.75 (11/4).