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Stevenage visit Poundland Bescot Stadium on Saturday for the League Two fixture with home team Walsall.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Walsall v Stevenage match are shown here - plus the latest betting odds.
Walsall fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 2-0 EFL Cup victory over Swindon Town.
In that game, Walsall managed 46% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Walsall, the goalscorers were Danny Johnson (80') and Timmy Abraham (81'). Swindon Town got 3 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
An interesting characteristic of recent Walsall games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their previous six clashes before this one, in 5 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a losing one. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether such a trend will continue on in this upcoming game or not.
Stevenage head into the game after a 1-2 EFL Cup win in the defeat of Reading in their most recent outing.
In that game, Stevenage had 58% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Stevenage, goals were scored by Saxon Earley (10') and Danny Rose (89'). For their opponents, Reading got 7 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan (63') was the scorer for Reading.
The numbers tell their own story, and Stevenage have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals in total. At the back, Stevenage have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 26/04/2014 shows us that Walsall have won 1 of them & Stevenage 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
In all, 14 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 for The Saddlers and 8 being from Boro. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league game featuring the two was League Two match day 26 on 08/01/2022 which ended up with the score at Stevenage 3-1 Walsall.
The match was refereed by James Oldham.
Team News: Walsall
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the Walsall boss Michael Flynn to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Conor Wilkinson (Knee Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Stevenage
Owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from, the Stevenage boss Steve Evans has no fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
Our thinking is that Stevenage and Walsall could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We therefore see a very even match with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Poundland Bescot Stadium (11,300)
Captain: Joss Labadie
Chairman: Leigh Pomlett
Manager: Michael Flynn
Competitions: League Two position 1, EFL Cup (First Round)
🔑 Key Man: Danny Johnson
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Danny Johnson was born in Middlesbrough, England. Having played his first senior match for Tranmere Rovers in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this League Two 2022 - 2023 campaign so far coming from a total of 2 appearances.