Cheltenham vs Tranmere Prediction & Match Preview

Cheltenham vs Tranmere
England – League Two
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Whaddon Road (Cheltenham).

Their poor away form has been holding back the Rovers from attaining a more prestigious position in the league table, even though they have been pretty consistent at home. They are just four points away from the seventh spot, which ensures qualification to take part in the season-ending promotion playoffs.

Cheltenham is not in any immediate danger considering their mid-table status, and the distance they have put between themselves and the lower-tier teams. But they cannot afford to take their home-games lightly as competition at the back is starting to get fierce.

Both teams faced exits from their domestic cup games the last match-day. The Robins lost against Oxford in the EFL Trophy fixture and the Super White Army got evicted by the ruthless Spurs in the FA Cup.

Cheltenham vs Tranmere Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Michael Duff’s men won five of the last seven matches against this opponent.
  • The team from Gloucestershire kept clean sheets in three of their last five h2h ties at this venue.
  • Four of the last five head-to-head wins at the Whaddon Road belong to the home team.
  • Tranmere scored a total of three goals in their last six matches on the road against this rival.

Cheltenham vs Tranmere Prediction

The Robins are on a ten-match unbeaten run at home. Their opponents, Tranmere have been struggling in away games this season. The team has registered just two wins in their last ten trips on the road and has been winless in 12 of their last 16 ties away from home.

Coupled with that, the hosts for this tie have recorded five wins in their last seven overall h2h appearances and has a 100% unbeaten record at home against Micky Mellon’s men if a National League loss in 2015 is disregarded. It’s safe to say that a home win is on the cards.

The last five matches between these teams at this ground had under 2.5 match goals. Nine of the last 10 overall h2h fixtures too had the same stat to show. Expect another tie with few goals this weekend.

Cheltenham vs Tranmere Betting Tips

  • To Win: Cheltenham @ 2.70 (17/10)
  • Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).