The Robins are in a spot of bother already this season with defeats in three of their four league games. Their only highlight did come in a home win though and they will be hoping for some cheer at Waddon Road on Saturday. However, they are facing a top three side in Stevenage who are looking fairly solid in the early stages of the new season and they will be optimistic about another three points out on the road. Stevenage are big 8/5 value on the road with the Robins at 8/5 on home soil with Ladbrokes.
So Cheltenham already look as if they are going to be in for a season of long struggles. There hasn’t been much quality on shown and they have gone W1 L3 so far. Their success did come at home against the struggling Crawley. The defence of the Robins has been pretty non-existent as a whole and have conceded an average of three goals per game across their three losses. They opened up a 2-0 lead at home against Exeter last weekend after just twelve minutes and still lost 4-3.
Boro are carrying a bit of form, having remained unbeaten for the season with a W2 D2 record. So solid stuff from them and they have collected four points from their two away games. They went out on the road last weekend and took a good 1-0 win at Barnet to fire them up to third place in the league standings. That’s just one goal in both of their away games this season and they look stronger as an attacking unit at home. Still, they are going up against one of the worst defences in the league here.
Head to Head News
Stevenage are unbeaten in their last five games against the Robins with a W4 L1 record going. They played out a 0-0 draw though at Whaddon Road last season, and there have been just two goals in total in the last three between them in Gloucestershire. Stevenage have three clean sheets in their last five games against Cheltenham.
Top Betting Tips
You would have to bank on Stevenage getting a win here. They have head to head form against Cheltenham and the Robins are just so vulnerable at the back that they are not worth the risk, even on home soil. This may not be a high scoring game as Boro haven’t been prolific on the road, but there’s great outright value in the away win.