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Sky Bet League Two preview: 2 March

28 February 2019

There are some massive games in Sky Bet League Two this weekend. Check out our preview below...


Bottom-of-the-table Notts County and 22nd-placed Port Vale, two sides in danger of relegation, go head-to-head this weekend. County have lost their last two league games having won the previous two, while Vale have lost six of their last seven in all competitions, making this a vitally important game for both teams. County are five points below Vale, who are currently just three points above the relegation places.


After salvaging a late point against Exeter City in midweek, Lincoln City face another Play-Off chasing side this weekend in Forest Green Rovers. The Imps are currently three points clear at the top, while Rovers occupy the final Play-Off place but are just a point off fifth. Lincoln's only previous visit to Forest Green was a 1-0 win in September 2017, and they go into this one on the back of an 11-match unbeaten run.


A North West derby which could affect both ends of the table, Bury v Macclesfield Town could prove crucial. Bury are chasing promotion and have an excellent record in this fixture, having lost just one of the last 12 meetings, but 17 of Macclesfield's 30 league points have come under Sol Campbell, who has the Silkmen playing some good football. Victory for the hosts could take them top, while a win for the away side could lift them out of the drop zone.


Yeovil Town ended a six-game losing streak by beating Cambridge United last time out, but have only won consecutive league games twice this season. The Glovers welcome Morecambe to Huish Park on Saturday, with just two points separating the sides ahead of kick-off. The visitors will be encouraged by winning their last two away games, and will be looking to make it three in a row for the first time since September 2016.


A fixture which has only seen two draws in the previous 21 EFL encounters, Exeter v Tranmere Rovers is rarely short of entertainment. There are just three points separating the sides at the moment, with Tranmere's four-match unbeaten run lifting them to within just two points of the Play-Offs. Exeter will be a tough nut to crack though, they haven't lost back-to-back league games on home soil since October 2017.


Elsewhere this weekend, fourth-placed MK Dons, who have won each of their last three games, welcome Crawley Town to Stadium MK. The visitors have just one win in their last eight league games, and face a tough task here.

The same can be said for Cheltenham Town, who head to automatic promotion-chasing Mansfield Town. The Stags are strong on home soil, and have won each of their last four home league games, but will be wary of the fact that five of the last seven games between the sides have ended level.

Carlisle United are just outside the Play-Off places and make the long trip to Newport County on Saturday, looking to get back to winning ways having not secured a victory in their last four games. Victory here could take them as high as fifth, depending on results elsewhere.

Another side invovled in the battle for a Play-Off place are Colchester United, who currently sit sixth. They travel to Swindon Town, with both sides on a decent run of recent form. Ten of Colchester's last 11 league goals have come from open play, but they're the second-top scorers in League Two from set pieces this season.

Finally, Crewe Alexandra host Northampton Town, who have won as many of their 17 away league games this season than in the whole of last season. Grimsby Town take on Cambridge, having won nine of their last 12 home league games, and Stevenage head to Oldham Athletic, looking to reignite their Play-Off push.

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