Stevenage have drawn their first two games of the new season and will be aiming for their first win to happen here as they play host to Grimsby. Grimsby have won one and lost one so neither have exactly come out of the blocks firing so far this season. So a good chance of there being a really good competitive game going down in this one and this is another one of those games where there isn’t much head to head history to look back on, something that is having a bit of a trend in League Two this season. Stevenage are 13/10 to win this one on home soil with Grimsby at 21/10.
League 2 – Saturday 19th August – 15:00 UK Time
Best Odd of: 13/10 at Betfred
Best Odd of: 23/10 at Coral
Best Odd of: 11/5 at Coral
So just the two draws from two games from Stevenage so far. They had a real battle in a 3-3 draw at home against Newport in their first game of the season before being pegged back in a 1-1 draw at Colchester last time out. They have opened the scoring in both of their games so far, so that is something of a positive at least. What’s not is the fact that they haven’t been able to hold on to a lead. Stevenage were average enough on home soil last season with a W11 D1 L11 record, so they are making up for the lack of draws this season it would seem. Stevenage are winless in their last four on home soil (D1 L3).
Grimsby got themselves off to a really good start with a 3-1 away win at Chesterfield, but then couldn’t handle the visit of Coventry and lost 2-0. So what are they likely to produce in this one? Perhaps a little hard to say and away from home last season in League Two they posted a W8 D5 L10 record which is pretty average. It is really too early in the season to call form on them at the moment.
Head to Head News
There have been just the two previous games and those were in last season’s League Two between Stevenage and Grimsby. Both won their respective home matches as well, with Stevenage taking a 2-0 victory in this corresponding fixture after suffering a big 5-2 defeat on the road against the Mariners.
Top Betting Tips
Tough call on this one because the limited head to head is even and both look pretty average and hard to read. Perhaps it will just be the home advantage for Stevenage which tips the balance in this. But overall it will likely be a tight game which goes under 2.5 goals which is a 4/5 price at 10bet. You really won’t expect more than a one goal winning margin either.