2017-18 Sky Bet League 2 – Accrington Stanley vs Swindon Town Betting Preview

There is one fixture in Sky Bet League 2 on Tuesday evening as the division looks to catch up from matches missed due to the FA Cup and indifferent weather of the last few weeks and it is an important match at the top of the table as Accrington Stanley host Swindon Town.

Both sides sit in the play-off places heading into the evening but with this being the only match taking place they both have the chance to significantly enhance their positions in the table with a win.

Accrington Stanley

One of the form sides in the division at the minute at Accrington Stanley. They have won five of their last six matches and having picked up a player or two as the transfer window closed they have everything in place to launch their promotion bid over the remainder of the season. A win here would move them into the top three.

Some people will be surprised at how well they are performing this season but we are not amongst them. I picked them as a value outright bet at the beginning of the campaign and the odd blip aside they have lived up to that billing. Only the top three have scored more than Accrington in this campaign which can often be a sign of how good a side is performing.

Swindon Town

After relegation to this division last season things have been a little up and down for Swindon this time around but they are well within striking distance over the final third of the campaign. The problem they have had is winning matches at home. Only five sides have won fewer matches than them at home.

The positive to that is that the Robins have the best away record in the division. They have won 10 of their 15 away games which is three more than any other team have recorded. David Flitcroft secured the addition of Marc Richards in January and he has a decent record at this level. He has three goals in four matches for them already.


These two sides are two of the better in the division and they are both playing in their comfort zones here. Accrington Stanley are much the better at home while Swindon Town have been much more successful on the road so we should get a decent match as a result and plenty of goals too.

Seven of Accrington’s last eight matches have contained more than 2.5 goals with the other one having two goals while three of the last four for Swindon have had three goals or more and seven of their last 10. Given that both are playing where they are most comfortable I think the 10/11 on over 2.5 goals is a good thing here.


WON – Back Over 2.5 goals for a 4/10 stake at 1.91 with Betfred

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