As the international break pinches the majority of our domestic fun for the weekend, we look at lower league opportunities and have exposed a treble a little further down the pyramid which should keep us occupied this Saturday.
Here are my favourite both teams to score selections for Saturday’s action. Take a look!
Mansfield Town v Oxford United – 3.00pm Saturday
Mid table Mansfield face quite a test this weekend when high flying Oxford United visit. The Us have been the surprise package in League One in these early stages and find themselves in second place and on track for a promotion. A few wins in this division can put you right up there challenging and Mansfield are classed in this grouping being only three points from the play off positions and just five points away from Oxford.
Mansfield have struggled for results at home in recent times and you would have to go back to mid September to find their last victory. This doesn’t make good reading for Goals Galore however they are a good enough team to turn this round and I am predicting a surprise result this weekend. Last time out they faced St Albans in the FA Cup 1st Round who play their football two divisions lower, The Stags won 8-1. Hopefully the forwards will have their striking boots on once more.
Oxford have the strongest away record in the division and have scored a huge 16 goals in their seven away ties so far. They have yet to lose on their travels and you would have to be a brave person to bet against them once more. In the league The Yellows have scored in every away tie apart from one and I cannot see them firing a blank again here.
Morecambe v Rochdale – 3.00pm Saturday
Fixture of the day in League Two sees 5th placed Morecambe host the team in 4th, Rochdale. Just the single point separates the sides as both set their eyes on promotion which means we should be in store for a cracker.
Morecambe will be happy with their great start to the season but have only won once in their last five games and will be looking to bounce back in this six pointer where they hold home advantage. The Shrimps have found the back of the net in every league game at home this season and there is no reason why they wont add to this tally on Saturday afternoon against the Dale.
Rochdale too have struggled in the last few weeks having picked up the one victory in their last four games, away from home though they rarely come away without a goal and have won three from their last five, firing in six goals along the way. Even though I cannot predict the result here on Saturday, both teams to score is the much safer bet!
Kidderminster Harriers v Wrexham– 3.00pm Saturday
The Conference is our final destination on our coupon, in a division we seldom visit. Kidderminster are looking to improve on their brilliant start to the season as they come up against a Wrexham side who have yet to get going.
Kiddy have been one of the better sides in the division for a number of seasons but have missed out on that extra step in getting promotion. Currently lying in 3rd, they will be looking to comfortably beat this Wrexham outfit on Saturday. The Harriers have won their last four home games comfortably, their results being 4-1, 2-1. 4-1, 4-1. All great wins but as you can see, in each victory they have also conceded and I can see the exact same happening here.
Wrexham are in 16th place and are more focused on avoiding the bottom end of the table than reaching the top. Expected to lose i can see Wrexham playing without fear and despite being unlikely to even nick a point I can certainly seeing them getting a goal. The Dragons have faced sides of better quality than they can boast in their previous three away games and despite not finding a win they have scored in each.