Morecambe make the trip to One Call Stadium on Saturday for the League Two showdown with hosts Mansfield Town.
All Mansfield Town v Morecambe match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Mansfield Town will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 1-0 League Two defeat last time out to Harrogate Town.
Aaron Martin (46') scored for Harrogate Town.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Mansfield Town have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that The Stags have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 10 goals in the process.
Their prior results show that Mansfield Town:
- have not been beaten in the league by Morecambe in their previous 8 games. A long run without a loss.
- have not registered a win against Morecambe in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Morecambe will go into this meeting following on from a 2-1 League Two win in the defeat of Salford City in their last match.
For Morecambe, goals were scored by Carlos Mendes (90') and Aaron Wildig (90'). Brandon Thomas-Asante (45') scored for Salford City.
Morecambe have been effective going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, scoring 8 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, The Shrimps have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same matches. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, of course.
Heading into this contest, Morecambe haven't won against Mansfield Town when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 23/10/2018 shows that Mansfield Town have won 2 of these games & Morecambe 0, with the tally of drawn matches being 4.
17 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 11 for The Stags and 6 coming from The Shrimps. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was League Two match day 7 on 20/10/2020 when the final score was Morecambe 1-1 Mansfield Town.
The match was refereed by Marc Edwards.
Team News: Mansfield Town
Mansfield Town manager Nigel Clough will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash with a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Morecambe
Due to a completely injury-free group available for selection, Morecambe boss Derek Adams doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
We feel that in this game, Morecambe have it within them to put a goal past this Mansfield Town side, however it realistically won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re predicting a very close game with a 2-1 win for Mansfield Town at the end of the 90 minutes. It’s a very tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: One Call Stadium (9,186)
Captain: Ollie Clarke
Chairman: John Radford
Manager: Nigel Clough
Competitions: League Two position 18
⭐ Star Man: Harry Charsley
Customarily taking up the Centre Midfield position, Harry Charsley was born in Wirral, England. After having played his first senior match for Bolton Wanderers in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Midfielder has bagged 4 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 27 appearances.