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The wait is nearly over for the massive League Two Play-offs semi-final battle between Northampton Town and Mansfield Town on Wednesday. As they’ve both progressed this far, and with the reward for the side that wins the match being a date with the final of the competition, we could be set for a really good game here.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Northampton Town v Mansfield Town - as well as the best betting odds.
Northampton Town will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 2-1 League Two Play-offs loss in their previous game against Mansfield Town.
The only scorer from Northampton Town was Ali Koiki (61'). Rhys Oates (13') and Jordan Bowery (32') scored for Mansfield Town.
Fixtures involving Northampton Town have usually been absorbing encounters lately with high scoring expected. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a total of 20 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 14 of these coming from Northampton Town. Despite that, we’ll just have to find out if that trend might be maintained in this game.
Nigel Clough's Mansfield Town have found the back of the net a total of 10 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during those same clashes comes to 6.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 13/04/2019 shows that Northampton Town have won 1 of them & Mansfield Town 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A sum of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 from The Cobblers and 7 for The Stags. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
Team News: Northampton Town
The Northampton Town boss Jon Brady has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all before this game with a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Mansfield Town
In an otherwise available squad, there’s just the sole fitness worry for the Mansfield Town gaffer Nigel Clough to be concerned about. James Perch (Fractured Skull) misses out for this game.
We’re of the opinion that Mansfield Town will need to apply a lot of pressure to be putting a goal past this Northampton Town team who will likely manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought 1-0 advantage for Northampton Town when the full-time whistle blows.
Let’s see how it plays out.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sixfields Stadium (7,798)
Captain: Joseph Mills
Chairman: Kelvin Thomas
Manager: Jon Brady
Competitions: League Two position 4, League Two Play-offs (Semi Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Sam Hoskins
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Sam Hoskins was born in Dorchester, England. After having played his first senior match for Rotherham United in the 2011 - 2012 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 13 league goals in this League Two 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 44 appearances.