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Torquay United line up against visiting opponents Eastleigh at Plainmoor in this National League meeting on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Torquay United v Eastleigh can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Torquay United fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 2-1 National League success vs Aldershot Town.
For Torquay United, goals were scored by Asa Hall (12') and Scott Boden (97'). Kodi Lyons-Foster (17') was the scorer for Aldershot Town.
Torquay United haven’t had any problems with scoring, netting in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They have managed to rack up 10 during that time while also conceding a total of 4.
Looking at their past form shows that Torquay United:
- haven't won against Eastleigh in their previous 9 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
Eastleigh will go into this match following on from a 2-0 National League win with the downing of Notts County in their last fixture.
For Eastleigh, the goalscorers were Andrew Boyce (57') and Joe Tomlinson (75').
For 6 of the previous six games involving Eastleigh, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game in that period works out to a mere 1.17, with the number of goals averaged by The Spitfires standing at 0.83. Having said that, we must now wait to see if that trend will persist in this next match or not.
Coming into this fixture, Eastleigh are undefeated by Torquay United in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. A very decent away record against them.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results stretching back to 21/03/2017 tells us that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Torquay United. They’ve not managed to come away with any victories at all while Eastleigh have dominated them, running out winners in 83% of those matches played.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 23 overall which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was National League match day 2 on 06/10/2020 when it ended Eastleigh 2-1 Torquay United.
The match was refereed by Ryan Atkin.
Team News: Torquay United
Torquay United manager Gary Johnson doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game thanks to a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Eastleigh
Owing to a completely healthy group available to choose from, Eastleigh boss Ben Strevens doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this match.
We’re inclined to think that Eastleigh have the capability to get a goal against this Torquay United lineup, however that realistically won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We think that it’s going to be a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Torquay United after the 90. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Plainmoor (6,500)
Captain: Asa Hall
Chairman: Clarke Osborne
Manager: Gary Johnson
Competitions: National League position 1
⭐ Key Man: Connor Lemonheigh-Evans
Customarily taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Connor Lemonheigh-Evans was born in Llanelli, Wales. Having played his first senior match for Torquay United in the 2020 - 2021 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 9 league goals in this National League 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 35 appearances.