While the international break may have seen Europe’s top-tiers brought to a halt, that doesn’t mean we’re short of action from across England’s lower leagues. On that note, we here at Soccer News have found a handful of helpful tips that can boost your weekend
Saturday 7th September
BST 15:00 Carlisle vs Exeter
Starting with Saturday’s guests, picking up a 1-0 win at home against Cheltenham in the EFL Trophy in midweek, Exeter have continued on what has been a very bright start to the new League Two campaign. Already holding a two-point buffer at the top of the table and with their sights firmly set on securing an automatic route to the third-tier come May, new boss Matt Taylor has seen his men enjoy a three-match winning run across all competitions and are one of just two sides yet to taste defeat in any format entering September. Also managing to record three clean sheets in their last four appearances, Exeter should be confident of extending their winning run when they make the trip to Brunton Park on Saturday. While Carlisle may have managed to snatch a hard-fought 1-0 win against Scunthorpe last weekend, Saturday’s hosts have begun freefalling down the League Two table and have now recorded just a single victory over the past month. Also failing to record back-to-back victories in Cumbria, it is also worth noting that Carlisle have failed to win any of their last six meetings against Exeter.
Tip: Exeter win @ 8/5
15:00 Colchester vs Walsall
Although many around Essex would have been concerned by Colchester’s start to the new League Two campaign, the White and Blue’s have begun to show a string of improvements. Putting three past Gillingham in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday, John McGreal’s men are now enjoying a four-match winning run across all formats and are yet to taste defeat since the 17th of August. With their sights firmly set on securing a play-off finish this time around, a huge part of the U’s recent resurge has come down to some much-needed defensive resolve. Saturday’s hosts have now recorded three clean sheets in their last four matches across all competitions, including back-to-back clean sheets in England’s fourth-tier. With Walsall so publically struggling at the foot of the table entering September, Colchester should be optimistic of making it five wins on the spin this weekend. Beaten on penalties away at Coventry in midweek, the Reds are now enduring a three-match losing run across all competitions and have now failed to win any of their last six appearances. More worrying for fans around the Banks’s Stadium, Walsall have failed to find the net in three of their last four contests.
Tip: Colchester win to nil @ 2/1
15:00 Halifax vs Yeovil
Starting with Saturday’s hosts, putting three past Chesterfield on the road in midweek, Halifax have continued on what has been a stellar start to the new National League campaign. Snatching top spot off of Woking on Tuesday, they are now enjoying a four-match winning run and the mood in their camp is the highest it has been in recent memory. Spending large spells of the 2018/2019 campaign battling it out at the foot of the table, it will undoubtedly be their continued form in the final third most impressing Head Coach Pete Wild. With no team in the division bagging more goals than Saturday’s hosts, one man to watch this weekend will be the red-hot Liam McAlinden. Already with five National League goals to his name, the 25-year-old now has four in his last four, including three in his last two at the Shay Stadium. As for Saturday’s guests, although Yeovil may have managed to land back-to-back victories over Sutton and Notts County, their form on the road has been a growing concern for Head Coach Neale Marmon. Including shipping three away at Dagenham & Redbridge in their last appearance outside of Somerset, Yeovil have lost three of their last four matches on their travels.
Tip: Liam McAlinden to score anytime @ 11/10
Our Saturday Accumulator:
Carlisle vs Exeter – Exeter win @ 8/5
Colchester vs Walsall – Colchester win to nil @ 2/1
Halifax vs Yeovil – Liam McAlinden to score anytime @ 11/10
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