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Walsall and Northampton lock horns in England’s League Two on Saturday. Midlands rivals Walsall and Northampton battle it out for bragging rights this weekend. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Walsall vs Northampton – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Walsall have lost five games on the spin ahead of their clash with Northampton on Saturday. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.
Northampton to Win
Walsall are slowly being dragged into the relegation mire and their run of five straight defeats leaves the Saddlers in a vulnerable place ahead of their clash with Midlands rivals Northampton on Saturday. Town need a victory to strengthen their automatic promotion push and we’re tipping a much-stronger Cobblers – who have lost just once in five assignments on the road – outfit to get the job done in the derby.
Under 2.5 Goals
While we expect Northampton’s superior quality to eventually tell, we don’t envisage a deluge of goals rattling the net at Banks’s Stadium. 100% of Northampton’s last five games in League Two have produced under 2.5 goals while Walsall have notched just once in their last five outings combined. With those records providing compelling evidence, we recommend sticking with the under 2.5 goals line this weekend.
Northampton to Score First
Walsall’s performances have been relegation-worthy of late and their nasty habit of starting games slowly has contributed to their regression. The Saddlers have conceded the opening goal in each of their last six League Two fixtures and bettors can capitalise on Walsall’s brittle nature by backing Northampton to register the first goal on Saturday.
Walsall vs Northampton Match Preview: Midlands rivals clash
Matty Taylor’s Walsall are in a real rut at present and the Saddlers have lost five games on the bounce in League Two. Walsall struggled to add quality to their squad during the January Transfer Window, though promising left-back Reece Devine could be an interesting capture on loan from Man Utd. Devine was arguably Walsall’s best player on his debut in a 1-0 reverse at Bristol Rovers last week.
Northampton’s promotion charge hit a major bump in the road on Tuesday when they were beaten 1-0 in a surprise defeat at home to Barrow. With just one win in their last six games, Town haven’t looked quite like their usual reliable selves in recent weeks, though they have yet to fully unleash a collection of interesting loan signings on the league yet and manager Jon Brady could freshen his XI up this weekend.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Walsall vs Northampton
Read our list of the top stats for Saturday’s game below along with a tool to help you pick the juiciest odds.
Walsall vs Northampton Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Which club is favourite to win on Saturday?
Northampton have been made slight favourite to beat Walsall this weekend.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1).
Where is this match being played?
Walsall vs Northampton will be contested at Banks’s Stadium in the West Midlands.