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Walsall vs Swindon Predictions

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Under 2.5 Match Goals

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Swindon 1-0

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Tip Reasoning

  • Six of Walsall’s last seven games have seen under 2.5 goals scored, with five boasting a single goal or less.
  • Swindon’s record of 18 goals conceded in 18 League Two matches is only bettered by four teams in the fourth tier.
  • Walsall have only won one of their six competitive games since beating King’s Lynn in the FA Cup first round.

Tight Affair Likely with Saddlers Involved

Since scraping past non-league King’s Lynn to make it to the second round of the FA Cup, Matthew Taylor’s Walsall have struggled both for results and goals. They’ve won just one of their last six matches, and six of their last seven have seen under 2.5 goals scored. Five of those games finished 0-0 or 1-0, and I wouldn’t bank on goals when one of League Two’s better defensive outfits travel to the midlands on Saturday.

Swindon have averaged one concession per game as they bid for promotion from League Two. That is the fifth-best such record in the division, and one which has served them well recently; their Papa John’s Trophy defeat to Colchester in midweek was their first loss in seven games, and Ben Garner’s team had won five consecutive games within that run.

Under 2.5 the Best Play at the Banks’s Stadium?

As a result, one shouldn’t expect too much goalmouth action in Saturday’s FA Cup tie, with under 2.5 match goals looking a strong play. Swindon haven’t made the third round since 2012, and Walsall have done so just twice in the last 13 years.

1-0 to the promotion-chasing visitors looks a decent correct score prediction for this encounter, given their strong defensive record and the inconsistency of a Walsall team struggling for goals.

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