Match Preview: v Swindon Town (A) Match Preview: v Swindon Town (A)

Match Preview: v Swindon Town (A)

Here we take a look ahead to the Saddlers' League Two meeting with Swindon Town.
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Pre-Match News & Views

Heading into the match on the back of Saturday's triumph over table-topping Forest Green Rovers - a result which saw the Saddlers secure their second win in as many games for the first time in the league so far this season - Walsall will be looking to upset another favourite as they visit the County Ground.
 
With their 'new manager bounce' hopefully still intact, Michael Flynn's Saddlers still have it all to do if they are to put their relegation worries in the rearview and begin to consider a future in the much-more tranquil setting of mid-table.
 
As the fixture list continues to offer up tough test after tough test, fans will hope to see a similar performance to the one their side entered at the New Lawn, with their defensive stability and attacking cutting-edge a welcome escape from recent woes.

Opponents Swindon will also arrive at the match on the back of a duo of wins as the Wiltshire side ended a five-game winless run of their own over recent days.

Head to Head

There have been a total of one-hundred competitive meetings between Walsall and Swindon Town, and it's the Robins that hold an overall lead, having won on thirty-seven times compared to the Saddlers' thirty-four.

There have also been twenty-nine draws over the history of the fixture, a history which began at the County Ground on Saturday, 15th October 1927 as the two sides met in a Division Three (South) clash which the Robins won by five-goals-to-nil.

The Saddlers would go on to lose the next two meetings, conceding another seven goals in the process, as their opponents enjoyed a strong start to the rivalry.

In fact, Walsall wouldn't secure their first victory over Swindon until their fifth meeting, which took place at Fellows Park on Monday, 23rd September 1929, and saw the Saddlers triumph by four-goals-to-nil.

Man in the Middle

The EFL has confirmed that Christopher Pollard, who is based in Suffolk, will be the man in the middle, whilst Dean Treleaven and Joseph Stokes have been named assistant referees. Paul Kelly will act as Fourth Official.

GAMES
20
YELLOW
CARDS
RED
CARDS
64
1
PENALTIES
3

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