League One: Bury v Swindon Preview and Betting Tips (3pm, Saturday)

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Bury welcome Swindon Town to Gigg Lane, in a match between two teams fighting for their League One lives.

We take you through our betting tips and predictions for the vital relegation six-pointer.

Bury v Swindon Match Prediction:

Bury to win at 5/4 with William Hill

Bury v Swindon Best Bet:

Correct Score of 2-1 at 8/1 with Bet365

Bury v Swindon Past Meetings

Bury scraped past Swindon in the reverse fixture last September, thanks to a Hallam Hope brace. The hotly-contested match ended 2-1 to the away side, and with 10 yellow cards.

Bury v Swindon Stats

Bury have won five from 14 home matches this season, with over 2.5 goals happening in 79% of games at Grigg Lane

Swindon have grabbed two wins from 15 on their travels, and over 2.5 goals has happened in 47% of their away games.

Bury Team News

Bury boss Chris Brass has an abundance of options available to him, ahead of the relegation crunch match. New defensive recruits Sylvain Deslandes and Tom Beadling will be considered, as the Shakers look to tighten up at the back.

Swindon Team News

Swindon will be without first choice keeper Lawrence Vigoroux, after his late sending off against Shrewsbury last week. Back-up keeper Will Henry will deputise.

Reasons for Bury v Swindon betting tips

Incredibly, the last time these clubs met Bury were sitting third in the league after four consecutive wins. Much has changed since then for the Shakers, not least a new gaffer. They currently sit in the relegation zone, just two points below Saturday’s opponents.

After ending an atrocious 12-game losing streak, they’ve slightly improved in form. They’ve gained four points from their last two home games, including a 5-1 hammering of Peterborough.

Swindon, meanwhile, have been consistently inconsistent throughout the season. They recently won away against promotion hopefuls Bolton, but have since lost their last three league games.

The absence of first-choice keeper Lawrence Vigoroux is certainly untimely, after his sending off last week. It’s going to be a big day for 18-year-old Will Henry, who’ll likely make his second league appearance in what is a vital fixture at the foot of the table.

A draw doesn’t help either side, and both will consider the fixture a must-win. It’s not easy to pick a winner, but with Swindon’s poor away form and Bury’s recent revival, backing the home side seems the most sensible. William Hill are offering the best odds at 5/4 for a Bury win.

Both sides have managed just one clean sheet in their last 10 fixtures, with neither particularly strong at the back. They’ll both be gunning for a win, so over 2.5 goals seems likely. More specifically though, a correct score of 2-1 is tempting, with Bet365 offering it at 8/1. Back James Vaughan as an anytime scorer – the striker has been prolific this season.

Bury v Swindon Match Prediction:

Bury to win at 5/4 with William Hill

Bury v Swindon Best Bet:

Correct Score of 2-1 at 8/1 with Bet365

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