Wrexham vs Notts CountyEnglish National League, KO: 19:30 Aug 30, 2021, Racecourse Ground
Two teams looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season clash in the English National League as Wrexham host Notts County at the Racecourse Ground. An open and exciting contest is expected with goals at both ends and the spoils shared at full time.
Wrexham are coming off their first win of the new campaign as they knocked off Eastleigh 2-0 in their previous fixture. A superb first half saw Jake Hyde score twice.
The win over Eastleigh will be a confidence boost for Wrexham having begun their campaign with a 1-1 draw at Solihull Moors. With four points from a possible six, the Red Dragons will consider this a good start as they look to go one better than last season, when they narrowly missed out on a playoff finish.
While the win over Eastleigh will be pleasing to manager Phil Parkinson, Wrexham’s defending is likely to be a source of worry. They already conceded twice against Solihull Moors and despite keeping a clean sheet last time out, they gave away a few chances that could be punished by better opposition.
Notts County dropped points for the first time this season after playing out a 1-1 draw against Torquay last time out. Despite having the numerical advantage for a large portion of the contest, they failed to seal the win and needed a second half effort from Kyle Wootton to earn a point.
Manager Ian Burchnall is also targeting a playoff finish this season after watching his team fall just short last term. Although they remain unbeaten after two matches this season, the draw against Torquay came after they began their campaign with an impressive 5-0 victory at Barnet.
One concern for the manager will be Notts County's defending as they conceded first against Torquay despite having the numerical advantage. However, with six goals scored in two matches, they will be confident of causing problems to the Wrexham backline.
How the bookies view it
The bookies have Wrexham as favourites with bet365 offering 11/10 for a home win. A victory for Notts County is valued at 12/5 by the same firm while a draw is set at odds of 11/4 by Vbet.
Having made similar starts this season and separated by just a place on the table, Wrexham and Notts appear evenly matched at the moment and look set to cancel each other out for a draw.
Recent head to head
Notts County are unbeaten in their last three matches against Wrexham and claimed a 1-0 victory on their most recent trip to the Racecourse Ground.
Players to watch
Wrexham have scored in both their matches this season with Jake Hyde netting a brace last time out. The striker has formed a solid partnership with Paul Mullin, who was on target in the opening fixture against Solihull Moors and both men can ensure the hosts find the net at 24/100 wiith Vbet.
Notts County have found the net six times in two matches already this season with strikers Kyle Wootton and Ruben Rodrigues scoring two goals each. With both men expected to take advantage of Wrexham's shaky defence, the visitors could be tipped to score at 38/100 with Vbet.
Anything else catch the eye?
With Wrexham and Notts County boasting quality in attack but often shaky at the back, both teams could be backed to score at 18/25 with betway. There were over 3.5 goals in Wrexham’s last fixture and a similar outcome is priced at 9/4 with bet365, who are also offering 9/10 for over 2.5 goals.
All Wrexham’s goals this season have come before the break and they could be tipped to score in the first half at 10/11 with bet365.
This English National League match between Wrexham and Notts County will be played on Aug 30, 2021 and kick off at 19:30. Check below for our tipsters best Wrexham vs Notts County prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.