Swindon can record another 'win to nil' against Walsall on Saturday.
Swindon v Walsall - Saturday 15:00
Walsall continue to ride an unnecessary rollercoaster with Jon Whitney at the helm, the former physio unable to prevent himself toying with emotions between every match. When he’s not berating performances and reminding players of the impact results have mortgages and families, he’s talking up in his team in a way that serves only to get opponents psyched-up.
Therefore, it should be no surprise that the Saddlers struggle to find any consistency. There’s no such thing as an even-keel at the Bescot. The Midlanders have never managed four games without defeat since Whitney took the reins, so another one must due and there’s value in the 29/20 available on a home win for Luke Williams’ men.
The shot data would certainly suggest so. Swindon might be shrouded in talk of a relegation battle but they actually boast a positive supremacy, their 50.8 per cent shot ratio way superior to Walsall’s figure of 43.3. Poor game management on behalf of the hosts, and the presence of Neil Etheridge between the sticks for the visitors, accounts for bridges much of the gap.
However, the Robins can take heart from a comfortable 3-0 win over high-flying Rochdale in midweek, ending a run of six straight wins for the Lancashire club in some style. Walsall’s last five away matches have all produced exactly two goals. Swindon’s last seven wins have all been accompanied by a clean sheet. Take the 15/1 about the 2-0 correct score.