Accrington 1-2 Mansfield
Both teams have started the season quite successfully, taking 3 points and 4 points from their opening two games respectively. Mansfield currently sit second in the table and are one of the favourites for promotion and with Stanley losing to Yeovil last week, I think the stags should edge it.
Carlisle 1-0 Cheltenham
Cheltenham have started the season better than I expected and have been boosted by Eisa signing a new contract. Carlisle should be strong enough to hold off the Robins’ challenge but I think this a tough one to call. I’ve gone for a narrow win for Carlisle but don’t be surprised if Cheltenham take at least a point.
Chesterfield 0-2 Port Vale
This prediction shouldn’t be a surprise. Chesterfield are bottom of the league and are one of three teams yet to get a point on the board. Port Vale lost 3-2 to Wycombe after scoring two late goals, but Vale fans should be disappointed if they cannot capitalise on Chesterfield’s struggles on the pitch.
Coventry 3-1 Newport
It’s becoming a recurring theme for me to say that I expect Newport to do better this year. However, I can’t give them the benefit of the doubt every week. Coventry are top having beaten Notts County and Grimsby without conceding a goal in the league. This game should be comfortable for the Sky Blues as they continue their push for promotion.
Crawley 1-2 Cambridge
Both teams, as of yet, have been shit. Neither have picked up a point and this game pits 22nd against 23rd. Some may even name it a relegation battle game. For me, it is a surprise that Cambridge are down there. Crawley; not a surprise at all. Therefore, I am going for a Cambridge win.
Crewe 0-1 Barnet
If Barnet want to be serious contenders for playoffs this year, they are going to have to capitalise on beating Luton last week. That was the shock result of the season so far and it would be a bit of a waste if they couldn’t follow it up with a win against Crewe.
Exeter 3-1 Lincoln
By all accounts, Lincoln dominated Morecambe last week but a heroic display from Barry Roche stopped them taking all 3 points. Lincoln are a good side, don’t get me wrong. Exeter are very strong though. This now makes two weeks in a row I have predicted a 3-1 win for the Grecians; they let me down last week, lets hope they serve me better this time around.
Forest Green 0-0 Yeovil
Read the two teams involved. My prediction is explained.
Luton 3-0 Colchester
Luton will win. They thrashed Yeovil. Then lost to Barnet. It would only be right for them to continue to play with their fan’s emotions by winning this week. Promotion is the expectation at Kenilworth Road and I think they will get there eventually, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make it difficult for themselves.
Morecambe 2-2 Swindon
Morecambe have impressed me so far. They sit fifth in the league and deservedly so. Swindon have also started well and are only one place below the Shrimps. I predict that they will match each other in this early season game and share the points.
Stevenage 1-0 Grimsby
Grimsby were unlucky with their free kick disaster last weekend. I am not expecting their luck to change. Stevenage haven’t done as well as I expected so far; they remain unbeaten, with two draws. I think they will finally get their break and take all 3 in this one.
Wycombe 2-0 Notts County
I went hopeful for us last week. It more than paid off. 3-0 up in 25 minutes. I wouldn’t say no to the same again, but I doubt we will play as well as we did against Port Vale. Notts County have started the season fairly averagely and will be boosted by their 1-0 win on their last trip to Adams Park at the end of last season. Wycombe signed Mackail-Smith during the week, a good addition. I doubt he will start and he will probably come on, on the wing of a 4-3-3 like every other 30+ striker Wycombe have failed to utilise successfully in recent years.
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