Morecambe vs Walsall Match Preview and Prediction
Coming up on Tuesday evening (UK time), in a League Two match-up, Morecambe will go head to head with Walsall at Globe Arena with a 7:45pm start.
There is no official UK TV coverage for this game. Frog The Gambler will be providing live scores throughout the match.
Keep reading for the preview and match prediction.
The FTG analysis to follow will define why and where the value is.
Betting Odds for Morecambe vs Walsall
A summary of the 1X2 market:
Morecambe: 2.7 (Ladbrokes)
Draw: 3.3 (Bet365)
Walsall: 2.7 (Bet365)
In the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 2.1 on the trading floor at Betfair Sportsbook whereas the most attractive price for Under 2.5 goals is 1.73 offered by Betway.
Frog has also looked at the current odds for the BTTS market. If you like "Yes", it is available at 1.86 with Betfair Sportsbook. "No" can be backed at 1.95 with Unibet.
Head To Head
In terms of recent performance, Morecambe played Walsall in 2015 in a EFL Trophy match. The winners were Morecambe by a winning margin of 2-0.
This is also the only time these two sides have met in the last ten years.
Morecambe have 6 points in The League Two, putting them in 22nd place.
There is a total of 58 matches played by this side over the recent 12 months. They have 16 wins; 17 draws; and 25 losses. This recent form puts Morecambe on a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 27%-29%-43%.
In this period, they have an average of 1.19 goals for, and 1.55 goals against.
At home over this time, they have a win rate of 25% (7 wins) from 27 home fixtures. 29% (8) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 44% (12) ending in a loss for the home side.
On average they have scored 1.37 goals when at home in this last year. They have conceded 1.41.
Across all competitions, they are averaging 1.1 goals per game in their most recent ten matches; they have won 1 of these matches. Regarding the BTTS count, 6 of these games are matches where both teams have scored. The total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 8 from these ten.
While there are some decent stats here, Frog cannot justify backing them at the price in this match-up.
Walsall have 6 points in the league, which puts them in 21st place.
There is a total of 61 matches played by the away team over the course of the last year. They have 13 wins; 15 draws; and 33 losses. In other words, Walsall have won 21%, drawn 24%, and lost 54% of their recent matches.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.02 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.59.
When away from home in this period, they have a win rate of 18% (6 wins) from their last 32 away fixtures. 25% (8) of these away games have been a draw, with the remaining 56% (18) ending in a loss when they are the away team.
On average they have scored 0.75 times when playing away in this same period and they have conceded 1.47.
The statistics for this side have provided some strong signals for Frog.
This is a side without a win in their last five.
Frog's betting tip for Morecambe vs Walsall
Frog thinks that Walsall should win this match and it represents some decent value. Visit Bet365 for odds of 2.7.