Our prediction for this League 2 match:
One Call Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Mansfield Town and Northampton, the two teams who have different ambitions for the 2019/2020 season. Mansfield Town sit in the danger zone in the League Two standings ahead of Matchday 22, meaning that the team’s main goal is to secure the survival. Northampton, on the other hand, sit in the play-offs berth ahead of the trip to Nottinghamshire, meaning that Saturday’s clash could be crucial for the visitors in their battle for promotion.
The Cobblers did well to beat Forest Green in their last league match, with the team quickly bouncing back from a 3-2 loss to Exeter City. A man to watch in the away team will be experienced attacker Andrew Williams, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Given Mansfield Town’s poor form, we believe that punters can find value in backing the away team to win this match.
Highlighted Team (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.