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Matchday 27: Sky Bet League Two preview

4 January 2019

Sky Bet League Two action is coming thick and fast, with matchday 27 throwing up some fascinating fixtures at the bottom end of the table.

Magpies looking to lift themselves off bottom spot

After finishing inside the Play-Off places last season in League Two, it has been a much different campaign for Notts County so far in 2018/19.

Neal Ardley’s side travel to Colchester United at the weekend, looking to extend their record of wins to five out of six games at the JobServe Community Stadium.

The U’s have only lost one of their last eight home league games, that loss coming on Boxing Day in a 2-1 defeat to Stevenage.

Colchester will be looking to get rid of an unwanted record of their own which has seen them win only one of their last 12 EFL games against the Magpies; a win here could also see them head back into the League Two Play-Off places.

The Silkmen to continue their revival?

Macclesfield Town have clawed themselves off the foot of the League Two standings in recent weeks with some vital points since Sol Campbell’s arrival at the club.

The Silkmen entertain Swindon Town at Moss Rose on Saturday, looking to extend their unbeaten home record to five games, with their current run including three clean sheets in four games.

Richie Wellens’ Swindon are coming into this game off the back of a 2-0 defeat to Exeter City on New Year’s Day, and a win against Macclesfield could see them move up to 13th in the league standings.

Swindon have gained a league-high 13 points from trailing positions in League Two this season.

Cambridge looking to put New Year’s Day hangover behind them

New Year’s Day was certainly not a day for celebration for Cambridge United, as they were hammered 6-0 by in-form MK Dons.

However, there are some positives for U’s fans as they have won four of their last five league games against Stevenage, only conceding one goal in the process.

The Boro are not in great form away from home as they have only been victorious once in their last five league games on the road.

Dino Maamria’s men have never won at the Abbey Stadium in the EFL.

Yeovil to pick up sixth win of the season?

It is testing times for Darren Way and Yeovil Town at the moment; their recent form has seen them slip to 21st in the League Two table.

The Glovers have only won one of their last 17 league games and are winless in nine since beating Carlisle United 1-0 back in October 2018.

Bury at the visitors to Huish Park on Saturday, looking to claim third spot in the league.

Their away form certainly needs a boost, as they are without a win in their last four away games since beating Maccelsfield Town in November.

Around the grounds

At the other end of the table, Mansfield Town travel to Brunton Park to face now managerless Carlisle United, after John Sheridan resigned from his position on Friday afternoon.

The Stags are on a 17-match unbeaten run in League Two, last tasting defeat to Exeter City in September.

Crewe Alexandra travel to the Globe Arena to take on Morecambe on Saturday, having won three of their last four visits in the EFL.

But Morecambe have only lost one in their last five league games at home, winning two and drawing two.

Cheltenham Town could overtake a couple of teams in League Two, including Crawley Town, who they face at the weekend.

With Crawley only winning one of the last five league meetings between the two sides, the Robins will certainly fancy their chances at Broadfield Stadium. 

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