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

Match Preview: v Swindon Town (H)

Here we take a look ahead to the Saddlers' League Two meeting with Swindon Town.
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PRE-MATCH VIEWS
Well, we've reached the end of the Saddlers' 2021/22 League Two campaign, and, after seeing draws, defeats, managerial departures, and more than our fair share of injuries, it's probably a season we'll all happily forget.

Whilst there has been clear progress under new manager Michael Flynn, including putting the threat of relegation on the back burner, there is plenty of work to do if the team is to finally be able to make inroads towards becoming a title-chasing team.

Reaching this weekend's match on the back of a two-all draw with Colchester United, the Saddlers will be looking to end the campaign with a win, and hopefully add to their already strong list of victories over teams who are fighting for promotion.

Seventh-placed Swindon Town arrive at the match on the back of a 2-1 victory over Barrow and in search of a win that will secure their place in the Play-Off places.

The Robins have enjoyed strong away form so far this season, winning twelve of their twenty-two games on the road, and will no doubt pose a threat to the unpredictable Saddlers this weekend.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
There have been a total of one-hundred-and-one competitive meetings between Walsall and Swindon Town. And it's the Robins who hold a small overall lead having won thirty-eight 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 four-nil.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The EFL has confirmed that Samuel Barrott, who is based in West Riding of Yorkshire, will be the man in the middle, whilst Mark Stevens and Conor Brown have been named assistant referees. Ollie Yates will act as Fourth Official.

GAMES
OFFICIATED
35
YELLOW
CARDS
RED
CARDS
140
3
PENALTIES
AWARDED
5

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