Mansfield v Notts County - Saturday 12:15

No ground in the country has witnessed less goalmouth entertainment than Field Mill this season and it’s a trend that looks set to continue in a local derby with an early kick-off as miserly Mansfield host in-form Notts County. Take the 9/4 available on under 1.5 goals. It’s a bet that has landed in all but one of their five home games so far.

John Sheridan’s men make the 45-minute jaunt up the A60 on the back of five wins in seven matches, although that momentum was disrupted by a torrential downpour that led to their home game with Morecambe being abandoned after ten minutes last weekend. And they’ve scored nearly three goals more than expected in accordance with their shot data.

The market has the total goals line set around 2.29 for this game, presumably due to the fact that Notts themselves have netted at least twice in those last seven outings. However, Sheridan will be mindful of how Accrington picked their pocket in a 2-0 home defeat a month ago and will no doubt be warning his players about their discipline while it remains goalless.

If that proves to be the case, then the under 0.5 goals bet at 9/1 has legs too. Mansfield have thwarted Oddschecker followers on both these bets twice over the past fortnight, picking up 1-1 draws away at Accrington and Crewe, where they snatched the lead from a set piece on a rare foray into enemy territory both times. This time, they could reward our persistence in spades.

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Under 1.5 goals - 1pt @ 9/4
Under 0.5 goals - 1pt @ 9/1