Swindon made a positive start to League One last weekend by picking up an away win but they will be playing host to an Exeter side who also kicked off the season in winning fashion. So that puts a lot at stake on this one then because neither will want to lose early momentum and that could mean that neither would be unhappy with a draw at the end of the day. Still, this should be a pretty good competitive meeting between the two down at the County Ground.
The Robins are trading at 6/4 with William Hill to take the home win, which is a good price for punters but it shows the uncertainty surrounding the result of this game. The visiting Grecians are a price of 9/5 in the match outright. That draw will be coming in at an appealing 23/10 and there was a tie between them the last time they met. Will one of them continue their winning start to the new season, or will both be focused on simply avoiding defeat?
The Robins fell down from League One last season where they struggled to hit the back of the net. But they should be a little more comfortable down a tier and they opened with a good 2-1 away win over Carlisle last weekend having pulled out to a 2-0 lead in the match. So they will be very happy with those points in the bag. Last season in League One, the Robins didn’t exactly set the County Ground alight with a W7 D6 L10 record posted on home soil. They only won one of their last six at home last season too.
The Grecians had a good season in League Two last term, finishing fifth and therefore getting into the playoffs, where they failed to convert. So they will be hoping for more of the same this season and last term they were fantastic going forward and were never short of goalscoring power. Exeter hosted Cambridge last weekend and they produced a good 1-0 home win to start the season with and last season they did really well away from home where they posted a W13 D3 L7 record. Their scoring power helped them out a lot last term and it could help them avoid defeat here.
Head to Head News
These two have been apart in the league tiers since the 2010/11 League One season when Exeter collected four points from their two games against the Robins. Exeter have lost just one of their last eight games against Swindon in all competitions. The last time these two met was in the Football League Trophy last season where they played out a 1-1 draw at Exeter. Five of the last eight games between these two have been drawn.
Top Betting Tips
The draw in the match outright has to have plenty of appeal in this one. Swindon should be able to hold their own on home soil, while the Grecians will carry a good offensive threat on the road. It may end up being a case of a game that neither is prepared to lose, so look for the draw. The 1-1 option in the correct score market at William Hill is a 6/1 price.