Cheltenham vs Northampton Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview
Cheltenham vs Northampton predictions and betting tips for tonight’s League Two play-off semi-final second leg at Whaddon Road. Cheltenham have a great advantage after winning the first leg 2-0 and will look to complete the job tonight.
Cheltenham vs Northampton Betting Tips
CHELTENHAM TO WIN – 9/5 with Ladbrokes.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE – 21/20 with William Hill.
COLCHESTER TO WIN 2-1 – 10/1 with William Hill.
Cheltenham vs Northampton Predictions
The home side are in complete control of this tie after goals from Raglan and Thomas, and they had goalkeeper Owen Evans to thank for his first half penalty save with the match at 0-0. Now back on hold soil, we’re predicting Cheltenham will complete the job and book their place at Wembley against the winners of the other semi-final between Exeter and Colchester, which would have finished by the time this tie kicks off.
Cheltenham have won six of their last seven matches now and manager Michael Duff will have been delighted to see his side pick up where they left off before the break when winning the first leg 2-0.
Northampton’s form was not so good before lockdown. They only won two of their seven matches losing the other five. However, they did beat Grimsby 3-0 in their last away match before the League Two season was halted.
Home side should complete the job
Cheltenham will be all too aware that they only need a draw to progress to the League Two play-off final, but the odds for them to win the match are generous enough for that to be our first betting tip. You will get a best price of 9/5 for Cheltenham to win this game and that comes from Ladbrokes.
The hosts have been great at home this season and won six matches in a row at Whaddon Road before drawing 0-0 with Port Vale just before lockdown. Northampton will have to go for broke to overcome this 2-0 deficit and that could play right into the hands of the home side.
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Northampton could get on the scoresheet
Even though Cheltenham are predicted to win this match, Exeter could certainly cause problems and even get a goal tonight. They have scored in each of their last eight away matches and were perhaps a bit unlucky not to come away with anything from the first leg. They had 16 shots in that game but were punished for not taking their chances.
Looking at the correct score odds for this match, it might be worth having a small bet on a 2-1 Cheltenham victory. In their seven home matches before lockdown they could only keep three clean sheets despite winning six of those seven matches. In each of the matches they conceded in, the visiting side only scored once.
Three of their last six home wins have come in the form of a 2-1 scoreline and I’m taking the best odds of 10/1 with William Hill for another 2-1 home win for Cheltenham this evening. If you’re new to William Hill you also get the bet £10 get £30 William Hill sign-up bonus, which gives you 3 free £10 bets after you sign-up and bet £10 on today’s football.
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The other bet that would be worth looking at tonight is one for a both teams to score tip. Given that we’re predicting a 2-1 win, BTTS is also a good bet at odds of 21/20 with William Hill.
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