We move towards the final 10 matches of the Sky Bet League 2 season on Saturday and with Easter rapidly approaching there is a real feeling that every matchday carries added significance as a number of sides still have something to play for.
We have the biggest match of the campaign so far on Saturday with a decent set of fixtures in and around it on what should be a really important day of football.
Saturday’s fixtures are as follows:
Chesterfield v Lincoln City
Coventry City v Barnet
Crawley Town v Morecambe
Exeter City v Carlisle United
Forest Green Rovers v Notts County
Grimsby Town v Port Vale
Luton Town v Accrington Stanley
Mansfield Town v Colchester United
Stevenage v Crewe Alexandra
Swindon Town v Cheltenham Town
Wycombe Wanderers v Cambridge United
Yeovil Town v Newport County
There is only one place to start on Saturday and that is at Kenilworth Road for the battle of the top two when Luton Town host a surging Accrington Stanley who will go top of the pile should they win the match. Notts County will look to take advantage of the top two potentially slipping up when they head to Forest Green Rovers.
Best of the Rest
There is a real chase on for that third promotion spot and Mansfield might be able to get the upper hand in it when they host Colchester United. Wycombe are in the same boat if they can see off Cambridge at Adams Park. Exeter play host to form horses Carlisle in what looks like a good match while at the other end of the table Barnet have a tricky task away to Coventry while Chesterfield don’t have it easy when they play host to Lincoln City.
I’ll go with a couple of home sides on Saturday. Mansfield will have been disappointed not to pick up all three points in midweek but that should only have fuelled the fire to beat Colchester on Saturday. Colchester have been quite timid on their travels in recent times and Mansfield is not the easiest place to go. They might actually improve their consistency now that the up and down temperament of Steve Evans has disappeared. David Flitcroft has had enough time to work with his players now and I expect Mansfield to win.
Another side who I fancy to win at Coventry City when they play host to Barnet. Prior to losing at home to Accrington in their last home match Coventry were on a decent run at the Ricoh and that can continue against a Barnet side who are poor on the road. Coventry are on the fringes of the playoffs with a game in hand and if they are to make them they have to beat the bottom side in the division. I think they will do that.
HALF LOSS – Back Mansfield Town (-0.25AH) to beat Colchester for a 4/10 stake at 1.81 with BetVictor
WON – Back Coventry City (-0.25AH) to beat Barnet for a 4/10 stake at 1.80 with Betfred
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