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Betting Tip: Notts County v Barnet

by Chris Russell

County have dropped five points in their last two league games which has seen them falter at the top of the table. They head into the weekend of action at second place behind Exeter and looking to turn around their form. They will now be feeling the pressure of in-form teams like Luton and Wycombe breathing down their neck behind them. Barnet’s winless streak continued last weekend when they could only scrape out a point against Coventry and the Bees go as 11/4 underdogs at Meadow Lane, with County at 1.

Football League Two – Meadow Lane 14th October – 15:00 UK Time

Logo Notts CountyNotts County

Best Odd of: 1 at Bet365

Draw

Best Odd of: 12/5 at Bet365

Logo Barnet FC Barnet FC

Best Odd of: 11/4 at Bet365

Notts Co Form

Overall, of course, it has been a really strong season from Notts County, but often it is all about momentum and County have lost a little. After losing out at Mansfield, they could only manage a 1-1 home draw against the struggling Forest Green, which was a huge surprise. They do remain unbeaten at Meadow Lane though with a W4 D2 record and they have taken a clean sheet in half of their home matches. But can their defence tighten itself back up to where it was when they put a four-match streak together through September without conceding? Only Luton and Wycombe have scored more league goals than they have this term.

Barnet Form

Things were looking good enough for Barnet until around mid-September when the wheels came off their campaign. Since beating Swindon and Cambridge back to back, they have collected just the two points in their last six games and are on the slide. They have only claimed the one win out on the road this season and have taken one point from their last three. They have scored exactly one goal in each of their last three away games though and they battled to a good home draw with the high-flying Coventry last weekend. But their defence remains nothing special and they will be vulnerable.

Head to Head News

County have straight out won their last four home games against the Bees in League Two. Overall home and away they have taken a W5 L3 record in their last eight league outings against Barnet. So they are up in the head to head and they are certainly the stronger of the two sides at the moment. Three of the last four between these have gone over 2.5 goals which may be worth a little flutter.

Top Betting Tips

County have just been conceding lately and over 2.5 goals at 5/6 with Sky Bet has to offer some value. Barnet have been scoring well enough and out on the road as well, but they have struggled to get their defence on board. The visitors may just fall short so back the home side.