Accrington Stanley vs Wrexham Prediction: Mullin to make goalscoring return

 | November 17 | 

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Two clubs already positioning themselves in the League Two play-offs mix meet at the Wham Stadium on Saturday afternoon (15:00), as Accrington Stanley welcome Wrexham to Lancashire.

The home side are currently sat in eighth, one point and one place below the final play-off spot of seventh, and they will be desperate to bounce back from two consecutive league defeats and reassert themselves as promotion contenders.

Wrexham fans can have no qualms with their recent results, however, as the Red Dragons are on an 11-match unbeaten run in all competitions which includes eight in League Two.

Accrington Stanley vs Wrexham Betting Tips:

  • Draw @ 11/4
  • Paul Mullin to score anytime @ 5/4

Team News

John Coleman was forced to substitute on-loan Norwich City defender Lewis Shipley in Accrington's FA Cup exit to Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday, but the 19-year-old hasn't featured in the league since October 3rd.

A more damaging substitution, though, was that of Joe Pritchard, who scored in the seventh minute but was forced to leave the field less than half an hour later. Pritchard has scored three goals and laid on a further three in League Two so far this season, and he would be a big miss for Stanley if he is unable to recover in time for Saturday.

Wrexham have had their own injury issues to contend with this season, but it's absences due to international fixtures which will hit them hard this weekend.

Jacob Mendy is away with The Gambia while injuries in the Republic of Ireland camp have led to an earlier call-up for James McLean, who was originally pencilled in to play for his club side on Saturday.

Paul Mullin is set to return up top, though, after recently serving a suspension.

Betting Odds

The home side are 12/5 to take the victory on Saturday, while Wrexham are EVS to win a fourth consecutive game in League Two. The draw is available at 11/4.

Both teams to score can be backed at 1/2 while over 2.5 goals is 8/15.

Draw @ 11/4

Accrington have accrued 16 points at the Wham Stadium this season, which ranks them as the joint-seventh best team at home in League Two.

Wrexham, meanwhile, have proven themselves to be a solid outfit on the road, collecting 13 points from eight games, losing just one of them. Only Mansfield Town have drawn more times away (five), but the Stags have played a game more than Phil Parkinson's men.

The Red Dragons have been in sensational form since the end of September, which explains why they come into this one as favourites, but they are missing some important players through injury and international commitments this weekend.

I think Accrington have enough to hold out for a draw, particularly as the visitors are less than prolific in away games (seven goals in eight).

Paul Mullin to score anytime @ 5/4

Wrexham have struggled to replicate their goalscoring feats outside of Wales this season but, in Mullin, they have one of the most in-form strikers in the division.

Mullin missed the 2-0 win over Gillingham last time out but he had scored four in his last five games before that, including two in his last three league games.

The 29-year-old is already nine goals behind Salford City's Matt Smith in the goalscoring charts, not helped by missing seven games already, so he will be eager to continue his form and push himself up the ladder.

Accrington have only kept two clean sheets at home in League Two this term, and Mullin should be raring to go after an 11-day break.

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