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🔎 Sporting Life Sky Bet League Two preview

Sporting Life's Tom Carnduff previews the weekend's action

19 October 2018

As ever, Sky Bet League Two continued to provide entertainment over the international break with a number of big results. Sporting Life’s Tom Carnduff previews the latest round of games.

Lincoln City continue to impress as they moved four points clear at the top with a 6-2 hammering of Port Vale last time out.

It was the Imps’ tenth victory of the season, two more than any other side in the division.

It’s no surprise to see them sit top of the form charts at the moment with four wins in their last five, and they are capable of adding to that when they take on a Cambridge side who are struggling for results at the moment.

United are on a run of four consecutive losses, and now sit inside League Two’s relegation zone.

Hoping for a potential slip-up will be Exeter, who continue to put the pressure on Lincoln at the top. They travel to Grimsby who have experienced an upturn in results. The hosts have won their last two and will be looking to push themselves further up the table with victory here.

Newport are level on points with Exeter, and they take on a Crawley side who have been hit-and-miss in their last five encounters.

It’s been a win/loss pattern for Town, but they have won their last four in front of their own fans which makes them the best home side in the division at the moment.

Two sides also on winning runs are MK Dons and Tranmere, with the latter traveling to take on Yeovil who are without a win in six in all competitions.

Tranmere have won their last three in the league and find themselves as one of the best away teams in the division currently with two wins and two draws on the road.

Milton Keynes have also secured victory in their last three games, but they face a tricky task against a Northampton side who have picked up points in four of their last five. They also beat Forest Green last time out, showing that they are capable of beating teams at the top. 

Rovers will be looking to make amends as they take on Cheltenham, who are one point above the relegation zone with no win in their last five.

Bury are another side aiming for the top-seven, but they could be beaten by a side lower than them as Notts County enjoy a revival under Harry Kewell’s guidance.

The Magpies have won their last three games, which includes a win over Crawley who sit level on points with Bury.

Notts have been scoring goals in recent weeks, but their 26 goals conceded is the joint-highest in the division. That makes Sky Bet’s enhanced offer of a Notts County win with both teams scoring at 9/1 an interesting bet.

Macclesfield are still searching for their first victory of the season, and they come up against Carlisle who have three losses in their last five.

The hosts have just four points from 13 games but they know a win here could go a long way in their hopes for survival.

Morecambe were one side in and around the relegation zone but their form in recent weeks has put them five points clear of 23rd.

Jim Bentley’s side have won three of their last five which will give them confidence coming up against Colchester who sit in the play-off positions.

In that final play-off spot is Stevenage, who will be looking for their fourth home win in a row when they take on Crewe.

Alex have the worst away record in the league with just one point from a possible 18 on offer, which means that Stevenage will target this as a game they will want to win.

Oldham take on Port Vale with both sides looking for form after dropped points in their last four games, while Swindon take on Mansfield with just a point separating the two in mid-table.

This week’s Sporting Life Accumulator is a huge 75/1 four-fold enhanced by the EFL title sponsors Sky Bet. Head here to back Nottingham Forest, Sunderland, Lincoln and Notts County all to win on Saturday at this exclusively enhanced price.

Up next at St James Park:

City take on Northampton Town in Sky Bet League Two this Saturday, November 17, in a 3pm kick-off. Click here to buy tickets.


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