Torquay United vs Notts CountyEnglish National League, KO: 12:00 Jun 12, 2021, Plainmoor Ground
Torquay United host Notts County in a National League playoff semi-final at Plainmoor Ground. Goals can be expected here as both teams have been poor at the back while also boasting quality in attack.
This will be the first taste of playoff action for Torquay, who were given a bye in the elimination round after finishing second in the regular season. They played out a 0-0 draw at Altrincham in their final regular season fixture.
Gary Johnson’s team ended the regular season on a 13-match unbeaten run, although the final four fixtures ended in draws. They will be well rested heading into Saturday’s clash having played their last match in May.
One thing to be worried about for Torquay is their defence which has conceded four goals from their last three matches. They have also kept one clean sheet in their last six home matches.
Notts County progressed to the semi-finals after claiming a 3-2 victory over Chesterfield in the elimination round. They twice came from behind thanks to a brace from Kyle Wootton before Mark Ellis struck the winner on the stroke of 90 minutes.
With just one defeat from their last nine matches, the Magpies are a team in good form heading into Saturday’s clash. They have also shown their attacking quality in recent weeks with six goals scored in their last two matches.
Ian Burchnall’s attacking style, while pleasing on the eye, often leaves the team exposed at the back. They have kept just two clean sheets in their last 12 matches.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Notts County have the upper hand in this fixture with five wins from 12 previous matches. Torquay have been victorious just once while both teams have played out six draws.
There have been stalemates in four of the last five fixtures with the most recent meeting ending 2-2.
Players to watch
Torquay have multiple attacking threats with forwards Scott Boden and Danny Wright likely to be the ones to watch on Saturday. Vbet has Boden at 6/4 to score anytime while bet365 is also offering 6/4 on Wright in the same market.
Notts County will look to Kyle Wootton to provide the spark in attack having found the net four times in his last five matches. The striker is priced at 15/8 by bet365 in the anytime goalscorer market.
Anything else catch the eye?
Torquay and Notts County often struggle in defence and given the quality in both attacks; goals can be expected on Saturday. MansionBet is offering 9/10 on both teams to score, over 2.5 goals is priced at 6/5 by Red Zone while over 3.5 goals is valued at 3/1 by BetVictor.
Both teams are likely to battle to a draw at halftime at 11/10 with bet365 while goals are expected in both halves at 10/11 with Skybet.
This English National League match between Torquay United and Notts County will be played on Jun 12, 2021 and kick off at 12:00. Check below for our tipsters best Torquay United vs Notts County prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.