Notts County vs Sutton UnitedEnglish National League, KO: 17:00 May 4, 2021, Meadow Lane
Sutton United continue their pursuit of National League leaders Torquay United as they travel to Meadow Lane for a clash against Notts County. They will be keen to maintain the pressure on Torquay and should edge past their hosts, who have been poor in recent weeks.
Notts County suffered another setback in their playoff quest as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Altrincham last time out in the National League. A slow start saw them concede the opener midway through the first half before Ruben Rodrigues struck back on the stroke of halftime.
It has been a tough few weeks for Notts County, who are winless in their last six matches, suffering four defeats. That poor run has seen them drop out of the playoff places as they now sit 10th on the table, two points behind Chesterfield in seventh.
The team managed by Ian Burchnall has also struggled at home lately, losing two of their last three matches.
Sutton United are coming off a 3-1 victory over Aldershot in their previous National League fixture. Donovan Wilson's early opener was cancelled out by the visitors but they rallied and retook the lead through Louis John before Isaac Olaofe sealed the win midway through the second half.
The result leaves Sutton second on the table just one point behind leaders Torquay United. They must also keep an eye on fast rising Hartlepool, who are just two points behind in the race for automatic promotion.
The good news for manager Matt Gray is his team appears to be coming into form at the right time with three wins from their last four matches. They have also suffered just one defeat in their last 10 away matches with a 4-0 victory at Altrincham and a 2-0 win over fourth place Stockport County among their results in that run.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have installed Sutton United as slight favourites with bet365 offering 7/5 for an away win. A victory for Notts County is priced at 16/9 by Vbet while a draw is set at odds of 11/5 by bet365.
Sutton United have impressed in recent weeks and should claim the win on Tuesday.
Head to head
Notts County have never lost to Sutton United with three wins and two draws from five previous matches. They earned a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in October.
Players to watch
Notts County have plenty of quality in attack and often spread their goals across a number of players. With Ruben Rodrigues, Jimmy Knowles and top scorer Kyle Wooton, County will be confident of scoring at 4/9 with Vbet.
Sutton also have similar quality in attack with Harry Beautyman and Isaac Olaofe who have 11 goals each this season. They are also expected to find the net at 3/8 with Vbet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Given the attacking quality on display, both teams could be backed to score at 19/20 with bet365. Over 2.5 goals could also be worth a punt at 21/20 with bet365 while over 3.5 goals is set at odds of 4/1 with the same firm.
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