Competition: League Two
Market: Over 1.5 goals
Odds: 4/11 @ 888sport
In an all-League Two showdown on Sunday afternoon, Stockport will host Walsall with both sides looking to extend on their FA Cup adventure.
Starting with the hosts, while Stockport might have seen their stellar four-match winning run come to an abrupt end on New Year’s Day, the mood in Dave Challinor’s camp should still be at a real high. Storming their way to a League Two return last season and with their sights set on claiming a top-half finish this time around, the Blues will be seeking an immediate response on Sunday afternoon. Likewise, along with signing off 2022 with a deserved 2-0 win away at Walsall in a fourth-tier showdown, Stockport have also gained a reputation for their continued success on home soil. Last seen at Edgeley Park picking up a 2-0 win against Crewe, the ex-Hartlepool boss has seen his side win six of their previous seven matchups in front of their own supporters. With that run highlighted by a 3-1 romp against Charlton on December 7th, Stockport will be desperate for a similar display.
As for the visitors, while Walsall might have signed off 2022 with that 2-0 loss at home against Sunday’s opponents, the Saddlers came roaring back on New Year’s Day. Claiming a 2-1 victory at home against Mansfield, Michael Flynn’s side have come skyrocketing up the League Two table. In fact, on what has quickly become a remarkable run of form, the former Newport boss has seen his side suffer just a sole defeat from any of their last 11 straight matchups across all formats. With that flurry stemming all the way back to October 18th, Walsall have also caught the eye with their dominant displays on the road. Last seen on their travels picking up a shock 2-1 win away at promotion contenders Swindon, Sunday’s guests are unbeaten away from Bescot Stadium since the middle of October. With each of the last five meetings between Stockport and Walsall finishing with over 1.5 goals, we’re backing a similar outcome.
Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Stockport vs Walsall 4/11 for Sunday’s League Two matchup @ 888sport
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