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Northampton vs Mansfield: Best odds, team stats, H2H and betting tips

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Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the League Two semi-final between Northampton and Mansfield and offer team stats, fixture history and the best betting suggestions for the match.

Mansfield Town visit Northampton Town for the second leg of their League Two playoff semi-final. The visitors hold a 2-1 aggregate lead from last Saturday’s opening fixture. Whoever progresses from this tie will meet Port Vale or Swindon Town for the playoff final at Wembley.

Position in the League Two table: Northampton vs Mansfield

The two clubs finished the regular season three points apart in the League Two standings after 46 matches. Northampton finished a respectable fourth, just one place off an automatic promotional spot to League One. Meanwhile, Mansfield claimed the final playoff spot in seventh place.

Latest form and previous League Two encounters between Northampton and Mansfield

Northampton hope to bounce back

Northampton have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. They first shared the points in a 1-1 draw with Exeter, before claiming 3 points in a 3-1 win against Barrow. Unfortunately for them, this was followed by a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Mansfield.

Unbeaten Mansfield look to continue solid form

Mansfield look solid currently after going 3 matches unbeaten, which started by drawing 2-2 against Salford City. They followed that up by sharing the spoils with Forest Green in a 2-2 draw, before taking out Northampton in a 2-1 win.

Latest games between Northampton and Mansfield

The last time the pair played each other, Mansfield came away as 2-1 winners in a League Two playoff, back in May 2022. At the time of writing, the bookmakers are offering the following prices on this encounter: betting on Mansfield will get you odds 3.10, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with a 32% chance of beating Northampton. You can get a price of 2.40, should you wish to add Northampton to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.

Highlights from the last match between Northampton and Mansfield:

Betting stats and facts for Northampton and Mansfield

Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on statistics from the last couple of matches that Northampton and Mansfield played across all tournaments.

  • In the last 4 matches in a row Northampton played, both teams scored
  • Northampton have not lost 10 of the last 12 home matches
  • In the last 3 matches in a row Mansfield played, both teams scored
  • Mansfield have not lost the last 5 matches in a row
  • In 6 of the last 7 Northampton home matches versus Mansfield the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Northampton have scored in the last 8 home matches in a row versus Mansfield
  • Northampton have not won 7 of the last 8 matches versus Mansfield

Players to focus on in Northampton vs Mansfield

Sam Hoskins has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, Northampton will be relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Mansfield will be looking to Jordan Bowery in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 2 goals in his last 6 games.

Best tips for the match: Northampton vs Mansfield

To sum up, the upcoming match between Northampton and Mansfield seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with the main prediction for this game but also some alternative ones.