Tranmere vs Northampton
English League Two
Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Prenton Park (Birkenhead).
Tranmere Rovers suffered a tough 3-0 defeat away at second-placed Mansfield Town in the previous round. The second consecutive loss saw them slide down to 10th place in the League Two ladder.
The Super White Army certainly still dream of promotional play-offs which are five points away at the moment. The outcome of Tuesday’s home clash against Northampton Town might play a big role in determining team’s destiny in the final third of the season.
Micky Mellon can be optimistic ahead of Northampton’s visit as his men generally played very well in front of the home crowd this season.
Tranmere Rovers, who featured non-league football in the previous term, have a five record of 8 wins, 4 draws and only 2 defeats in 14 home outings so far in the season. They have been extremely tough to break down in their own backyard so far, allowing just 7 goals in 14 matches at Prenton Park this season.
Tranmere vs Northampton: Head-to-head
The head to head record also fancies the hosts who are unbeaten in six home outings against Northampton Town.
Tranmere Rovers won four and drew two of six home matches against the Cobblers.
Both teams were on the scoresheet in eight of past nine head to head games.
Tranmere vs Northampton: Prediction
The visitors played League One football last year, but they will be happy even to save the fourth tier status this time around. They had an underwhelming campaign so far in the season and currently occupy 17th position in the league standings.
The Cobblers won just one of past nine matches in all competitions. They drew 1-1 to 22nd-placed Morecambe at home ten days ago. The Cobblers conceded five goals in last two league defeats on the road (2-1 at Forest Green Rovers and 3-2 at Cambridge United).
We have to respect Tranmere’s superb home form and back the home win as the main betting recommendation here.
Tranmere vs Northampton: Bet Tips
Tranmere to win @ 2.05 (12/11)
Tranmere Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.90 (19/10).