Betting Tip: Mansfield v Swindon

by Chris Russell

Mansfield are holding ground up in the top ten and Steve Evans’s men are probably the most underestimated side in League Two this season. They have put in some very good results and while their away form has just dipped a little lately, the Stags are a force to be reckoned with at Field Mill. Swindon are level on points with the Stags going into this one and they continue to be a frustrating side to follow because they are so hit and miss and suffered a heavy blow in a loss at the improving Cheltenham last weekend. Mansfield are 11/10 to win at 10bet and Swindon area 29/10 to pick up three away points.

Football League Two – Field Mill, Mansfield 14th October – 15:00 UK Time

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Best Odd of: 11/10 at Ladbrokes

Draw

Best Odd of: 9/5 at Ladbrokes

Swindon Swindon

Best Odd of: 29/10 at Ladbrokes

Mansfield Form

The Stags are unbeaten at Field Mill still this season and their last match there saw them take down the powerful Notts County quite comprehensively. That is a W4 D2 L0 record that they have produced at home this season in the league two and they have scored at least two goals in all one of their home fixtures as well. So the returns have been very, very good from them and they have conceded at an average of under a goal per game at home as well. This is all with them having led at half time just twice in all matches this season. They have conceded just the five first-half goals this season.

Swindon Form

Swindon have only drawn one game this season in the league so you can expect a result for someone in this one. The Robins have a really mixed W3 L3 record in their last six league games and that makes them hard for punters to throw a lot at with confidence. They slipped to a 2-1 defeat at the improving Cheltenham last weekend and that is a W2 L2 record in their last four away games. So wherever you look from them there are inconsistencies. Overall they are W4 L2 away from home in the league this season. This kicks off a little run of very tricky games for the Robins too.

Head to Head News

There was a 2-0 home win for both of these from last time that they were together in the league. That was in League Two ten years ago in the 2006/07 season. That’s about all there is to go on because there have only been two other games since the turn of the century between them (2002/03).

Top Betting Tips

Mansfield have more than proven their quality on home soil this season, notably with that recent win over Notts County. Swindon have it in them to be competitive but they are an inconsistent side so the smart money looks to be on the Stags to go and collect a win. It’s worth backing both teams to score though at 5/6.