Chesterfield vs Grimsby Town
English FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 2 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Proact Stadium (Chesterfield).
Grimsby Town failed to go beyond the first round of the FA Cup in last two years, but they have a nice chance to reach the third in the 2018/19 campaign. The Mariners are set to take on the National league strugglers Chesterfield on Sunday afternoon in what is a very winnable second round affair for them.
The visitors have been flying high of late. They will come into this off the back of three wins, a draw and a loss in last five games across competitions. Michael Jolley’s troops enjoyed a fabulous attacking performance on Tuesday when they demolished Tranmere Rovers 5-2 at Blundell Park with five different players getting their name on the scoresheet.
The Mariners previously dispatched current League Two leaders Milton Keynes Dons 3-1 at home in the opening round of the FA Cup on November 10th.
Chesterfield vs Grimsby Town: Head-to-head
Grismby Town earned the double win over Chesterfield in the previous League Two campaign via 1-0 and 3-1 wins.
Both teams found the back of the net in five of last six head to head affairs.
Outfits have three wins apiece in seven games at Proact Stadium.
Chesterfield vs Grimsby Town: Prediction
The hosts were relegated from League Two last season and they don’t seem to have ambitions of returning to the fourth tier anytime soon. In contrary, they sit in the danger zone after 22 rounds of play in the National League and could actually soon play the non-league football.
The Spireites reached the second round by taking advantage of the easier opening fixture draw which gave them non-league Billericay Town as opponents. They advanced tanks to a Tom Denton hat-trick at AGP Arena.
The visitors head into this as heavy favourites in our eyes and we must say we are quite surprised to see the 2.90 odds offered for their victory over the struggling National League opposition here. The more conservative punters can go with the Mariners not to lose at the 1.57 odds.
Chesterfield vs Grimsby Town: Bet Tips
Grimsby Town to win @ 2.90 (19/10)
Grimsby Town or Draw @ 1.57 (4/7).