Stevenage welcome Mansfield Town to the Lamex Stadium this weekend as they go head to head in League Two.
Tom Pearce, Boro Picks Predictor (@tompearce97)
This will be the 13th meeting between the two sides, with the first coming in 2014, in which Boro came out 3-0 winners.
Stevenage have failed to beat Mansfield in their last three games, with the lost two games ending as a draw.
That includes the reverse fixture which finished 0-0, so how will tomorrow’s game play out?
Stevenage Team News & Injuries
Alex Revell doesn’t have any new injury concerns which means he’ll be able to pick from the same pool of players.
Mansfield Town Team News & Injuries
Mansfield are still without Joe Riley who suffered an ACL injury earlier this season, whilst Oli Sarkic will still be out with a hamstring injury.
A goal in the final 15 minutes saw Stevenage fall to a 2-1 defeat away to Salford City last weekend, which was The Boro’s first loss in 13 games.
They have accumulated 11 points from their last six matches, meaning they currently sit in fifth spot in the form table.
They have a good recent record at The Lamex Stadium, winning four of their last five games there and are currently seven unbeaten at home.
Mansfield Town Form
Mansfield rescued a point late on as Tyrese Sinclair equalised in the 84th minute to draw 1-1 at home to Newport last Friday.
With five draws and a loss, they have racked up just five points from their last six games. They now find themselves in 18th place in the form table.
They don’t have the best away record either, failing to win in any of their last eight games on the road.
Our Picks For Boro Picks – Stevenage V Mansfield Town
1. Will Stevenage beat Mansfield Town? Yes
Despite losing their first of 13 games last time out, Stevenage can still come into this game full of confidence.
Meanwhile, when you look at Mansfield’s poor away record, it’s hard to look past a home win.
2. How many shots on target will Elliott List have? 1
The forward had one shot against Salford, however, he did test Vaclav Hladky with it.
He has now hit the target 26 times this season, which is an average of 0.88 shots on goal per game.
3. How many goals will Stevenage concede? 0
Stevenage’s defensive record is quite solid, despite the fact that they’ve spent the season down the lower parts of the league.
With eight clean sheets and just 15 goals conceded from 20 games, they are currently averaging 0.75 goals against per home game.
Meanwhile, Mansfield have struggled to put the ball in the net this campaign, especially away from home.
It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see them shoot a blank as they have done so in 35% of their away games.
4. How many saves will Stevenage goalkeepers make? 3
Jamie Cumming had three shots on his goal last time out, however, he made just one save.
He has now prevented the ball from finding the net 87 times this season. That’s an average of 2.41 saves per game.
Mansfield have tested opposition goalkeepers on 163 occasions this campaign, averaging 3.98 shots on target per game.
5. Will Elliot Osborne assist a goal? No
The midfielder has set up a teammate for a goal four times this season, with three of them coming in the league.
It’s been a few games since he got an assist, with the last one coming in the 3-1 win over Carlisle United last month.
He was unavailable for the reverse fixture so this will be the first time he will have come up against Mansfield.
6. Will Stevenage score in the second half? Yes
Stevenage’s only goal of the game against Salford came in the closing 45 minutes.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see them do it again tomorrow. With 13 goals from 20, they are currently averaging 0.65 goals scored per second half at home.
Meanwhile, Mansfield have kept a clean sheet in the second half in just 45% of their away games.
- How many corners will Stevenage be awarded? 4+
- Will Luke Norris score? No
- How many shots on target will Stevenage have? 4+
- How many tackles will Luther Wildin make? 1
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