Mansfield can see off a Wycombe side who have struggled on the road this season.
Mansfield v Wycombe - Saturday 15:00
Mansfield hope their pulsating, late derby win over much-fancied Notts County last weekend will provide a turning point in their season. The Stags netted twice in stoppage time to secure a 3-1 win against the Magpies in a game that was hanging in the balance for much of the second half. It ended a run of six matches without a win.
Now Adam Murray has a dilemma about whether to recall Matt Green to the starting line-up. The 29-year-old striker was dropped four games ago having let standards slip following intense speculation about his future towards the end of the transfer window, but he has emerged from the bench to score decisive goals in each of the last two matches.
Wycombe’s recent injury crisis appears to be easing with Joe Jacobson and Paris Cowan-Hall back in the fold, while Marcus Bean, Luke O’Nien and Myles Weston are all nearing contention. It’s a prospect that Gareth Ainsworth is trying to use to his advantage by talking about competition for places but it could take a few more weeks before the threat becomes a reality.
The Chairboys have picked up just one point from a possible 18 on the road this season, which is a far cry from the 1.70 points per game standard they set over the previous two campaigns, a sign of their diminishing powers at this level perhaps. Take the 13/10 on Mansfield to follow up with another three points. The 13/2 available on the 1-0 correct score is also worth backing.