Mansfield vs Grimsby Town
English League Two
Date: Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: One Call Stadium (Mansfield).
Mansfield failed to take advantage of the easier schedule as they only drew 2-2 away at the struggling Cheltenham Town side last weekend. The Stags were even lucky to have saved a point against the penultimate-placed opposition on Saturday as Tyler Walker bagged the late stoppage-time leveller.
The good news for the head coach David Flitcroft is Walker’s rise in form, though. The English striker notched three goals in last two games for Mansfield and he should have plenty of room to deliver on Tuesday evening when Grimsby Town come to visit One Call Stadium.
The hosts will generally come into this as favourites given the Mariners lost two on the bounce in the competition. The negative thread dropped Michael Jolley’s men down to 21st position in the League Two ladder.
Mansfield vs Grimsby Town: Head-to-head
Grimsby will rely on the head to head record here as they lead the tie by three wins coming into 21st meeting with the Stags.
Mansfield, however, won one and drew one of last two matches against the Mariners.
At home, Mansfield won 6 and lost 4 of 10 encounters against Grimsby Town.
Mansfield vs Grimsby Town: Prediction
The visitors have huge troubles with the efficiency in the final third this season. They only managed to find the back of the net once in last five affairs in all competitions. Jolley’s men are particularly struggling on travels where they lost six of last seven matches failing to find the back of the net in any of these losses.
The Stags are a tough nut to crack at their One Call Stadium. They shipped just two goals in last four home outings across competitions. Furthermore, they lost only one game since the start of the season in League Two (in 16 matches).
We’ll thus back the hosts to win at 1.57 as well as Mansfield to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.00.
Mansfield vs Grimsby Town: Bet Tips
Mansfield to win @ 1.57 (4/7)
Mansfield to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00 (1/1).