Preview - Woking (h)
Back to league action after the cup heroics away at Yeovil last week with a home game versus Woking.
The Cardinals currently sit 12th in the league on 47 points and a PPG average of 1.42.
Recent form has not been great, in particular away from home where they sit bottom of the away form table for last 6 away games with 6 straight defeats. In fact they have lost their last 8 games away from home including a 3-1 defeat at Kingstonian in the FA Trophy, a club currently plying their trade in the Isthmian Premier League.
Wokings last six league games: P6 | W2 | D0 | L4 | GF 5 | GA 13 | GD -8 | Pts 6.
Wokings last six away games: P6 | W0 | D0 | L6 | GF4 | GA18 | GD -14 | Pts 0.
This equates to a PPG average for the last 6 league games of 1.00, a goals scored per game average of 0.83 and a goals conceded average of 2.17.
By comparison Notts are currently 8th in the league on 50 points and now with a couple of games in hand on 4 of the 7 teams above.
Notts are 7th in the last 6 form table and 8th for the last 6 league games at home.
Notts have a last six league record of P6 | W3 | D2 | L1 | GF 6 | GA 3 | GD +3 | Pts 11.
This equates to a PPG average for the last 6 league games of 1.83, a goals per game average of 1.0 and a goals conceded average of 0.5.
Notts currently have the best defence in the league having leaked just 33 goals. Woking are 18th having conceded 17 more goals than the Magpies.
Based on current PPG Notts are forecast to finish 6th on 67 points, Woking are forecast 11th on 65 points.
The following chart plots how the two teams compare for league position, form, attack and defence.
Very much like those FIFA game ratings the wider the web the higher the ranking.
How the two teams compare for the season so far (National League):
Woking's current form would suggest they are there for the taking but they are still only 3 points behind Notts in the league having won the same number of games and based on PPG for the season would actually be higher in the league than they currently are.
Goals stats however would indicate that Woking don't keep many clean sheets and are currently shipping over 2 goals a game.
Notts continue to be at their most vulnerable in the first 15 mins and at their most potent just before and after the half time interval. Woking are at their most vulnerable in the first half and last 15 minutes.
Goals scored and conceded per 15 min segment for both Notts and Woking. Segments 31-45 mins and 76-90 mins include goals scored in added/injury time.
A win and 3 points for Notts could potentially see a jump in the table to 5th place subject to results for Boreham Wood, Solihull and Bromley.
Notts positive goal difference means a defeat could mean a drop of just one place to 9th at worst.
Notts are the clear favourites with the bookmakers and if you're lucky you might still get evens for the win, Woking are at roughly 14/5 for the away win and you can still get 5/2 for the draw. (oddschecker.com).
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