Salford City vs Northampton
England – League 2
Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Peninsula Stadium (Salford).
Salford City have been steadily slumping down the ladder, as of late. Nevertheless, with Northampton yet to hit the ground running on the road, count on the hosts to thwart their foes from walking away with the win come Saturday.
Salford City vs Northampton Head to head (h2h)
Their only previous encounter was the reverse fixture of this matchup which Northampton won 2-0.
Salford City vs Northampton Prediction
Salford City have fallen out of their winning groove. As of now, they are miserable, sporting a dismal two-match losing streak in the League Two.
Their last clash at home saw Walsall get the better of them with a 2-1 scoreline. Prior to this, Grimsby edged past them on the road with a narrow 1-0 victory.
Be that as it may, the hosts did enjoy success in their mid-week EFL Trophy clash with Port Vale which saw them slot three unanswered goals past the latter. It is also worth mentioning that the home side have salvaged a point at the least in half of their past ten games in the fourth division.
On the other hand, Northampton are currently unbeaten in their last three fixtures in all competitions. Impressively, they will be making the trip to Peninsula Stadium on the back of a thumping 4-2 win over Burton in the FA Cup.
Furthermore, the visitors have stumbled just once in their past five League Two fixtures. Having said that, Northampton have not been faring as well on the road as they have been at home this term.
They are without a win in their past four outings in the running and have come out on top just once in their previous six as well. Given their far from convincing form on the road, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to Salford City in this one.
However, the hosts have shared the spoils four times at home this season. Taking into account that the reverse fixture of this clash also saw the guests secure the bragging rights, the safest punt would have to be a double chance.
In addition, three out of the past five League Two games here have witnessed a combined total of three goals or more on the final scorecards. Moreover, Northampton have found the back of the net eight times from their last five outings across various competitions.
Hence, it is definitely safe to say that a high scoring clash is on the cards this weekend.
Salford City vs Northampton Betting tips
Double chance: Salford City or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).