Closing the curtain on this weekend’s League Two calendar is the clash between local rivals Notts County and Chesterfield, which has implications at both ends of the table. With the hosts fighting for their lives at the bottom of the league and the visitors desperately trying to keep pace with the automatic promotion places, we think it could be a pretty open game with plenty of chances for both sides. With this in mind, we are tipping both teams to score in this fixture.
Depending on results elsewhere this weekend, Chesterfield could find themselves nine points from safety and with time rapidly running out, they know they can ill afford to drop many more points if they are to get out of the danger zone. Home form has been key for the points the hosts have managed to obtain this season and the fact that they have scored 59% of their goals in front of their own fans shows just how important home comforts have been for them.
If Chesterfield are to achieve a positive result then one man who is likely to play a major role in proceedings is striker Kristian Dennis. The 28-years-old has scored 15 times this season, an impressive tally in a side which has struggled to create many chances for him. Dennis also managed to grab the goal in a 1-1 draw last time out and looks to be a good bet to score once again this weekend.
Despite spending much of the campaign chasing down the League Two title, things have gone a little off plan for Notts County of late. They have managed to claim just 12 points from their previous eight matches but with the advantage of knowing what all their rivals have done over the weekend, they will know the importance of three points this weekend.
Head To Head
Chesterfield have the edge in the head to head between these two sides with a record of 10 wins, seven draws and nine defeats. The sides last met in a 2-0 Notts County win back in August.
Chesterfield vs Notts County Stats
- Chesterfield have conceded at least one goal in each of their last eight matches.
- Chesterfield have conceded at least one goal in 74% of their home matches.
- 68% of Chesterfield’s points have been earned at home.
- Chesterfield have lost 53% of their home matches.
- Chesterfield conceded at least one goal in each of their last five home matches.
- Just 38% of Notts County’s points have come away from home.