Notts County vs Mansfield TownEnglish League Two, KO: 12:30 Oct 14, 2023, Meadow Lane
Notts County will be looking to snap out of a mini slump as they host Mansfield Town in a League Two fixture on Saturday. The hosts are often near perfect in front of their fans and should have the upper hand over Mansfield, who have been unconvincing lately.
Notts County played out a 1-1 draw at Barrow in their previous League Two fixture with David McGoldrick's early effort from the spot cancelled out by another penalty late on. They followed up that result with a 2-1 defeat to Derby County in a midweek EFL Trophy clash.
Both results highlight a mini slump for Notts County, who have now picked up just one win from their last four matches across all competitions. However, they continue to set the pace in League Two, sitting one point clear at the top of the standings.
Despite their recent struggles, Notts County will head into Saturday’s clash with plenty of confidence having won all five of their League Two matches at Meadow Lane this season. Luke Williams’ men have scored at least two goals in each of those fixtures, although they have failed to keep a single clean sheet in front of their fans so far.
It has been an interesting campaign for Mansfield Town, who are yet to taste defeat this season. However, they have been plagued by too many draws having been held eight times in 12 League Two matches so far.
Mansfield Town will travel to Meadow Lane in high spirits after picking up a 3-2 victory over Doncaster Rovers in a midweek EFL Trophy fixture. James Gale’s early brace was cancelled out by the visitors before Callum Johnson netted the winner two minutes from time.
It was a solid return to winning ways for Mansfield Town, who had played out 0-0 draws with Wrexham and AFC Wimbledon in their last two League Two fixtures. Nigel Clough’s men will be keen to use that as a springboard to improve their league form starting on Saturday.
How the bookies view it
Notts County have the upper hand among the bookies with a home win priced at 5/4 by Unibet. A victory for Mansfield Town is valued at 21/10 by bet365 while Unibet is also offering odds of 17/10 on a draw.
Head to head
Mansfield Town have an 11-6 advantage with seven draws from 24 previous matches against Notts County. However, Notts claimed a 1-0 victory in the last meeting between both sides back in 2019.
Players to watch
Notts County have multiple attacking threats but David McGoldrick has been in particularly good form lately with four goals in his last five League Two matches. The striker is priced at 17/10 by William Hill to maintain his scoring run.
Mansfield Town can also hold their own going forward with Davis Keillor-Dunn boasting eight goals in 12 League Two matches so far. The attacker could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 9/5 with Paddy Power.
Anything else catch the eye?
Notts County have seen over 3.5 goals their last three matches and Saturday’s clash could be tipped to produce a similar outcome at 8/5 with BetVictor. There have been second half goals for both teams in three of Notts County’s last four home matches across all competitions and a repeat is priced at 13/8 by BoyleSports.
Notts County have scored in both halves in four of their five League Two home matches this season and could be set for a similar pattern at 2/1 with bet365.
This English League Two match between Notts County and Mansfield Town will be played on Oct 14, 2023 and kick off at 12:30. Check below for our tipsters best Notts County vs Mansfield Town prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.