Stat Pack: Swindon Town vs Franchise FC
The two sides met in Milton Keynes in September with Swindon Town drawing 1-1. Alex Pritchard’s free kick was cancelled by a dubious awarding of a red card to Nathan Byrne and a subsequent equaliser from Patrick Bamford.
7th placed Swindon Town are five points off the play-offs and a one ahead of their visitors.
In the League One form guide, Swindon are 17th with one win, two draw and three defeats in six. Town are without a victory in four matches and have drawn their previous two by 1-1 scorelines.
At the County Ground, Swindon are 10th in the form guide. Town haven’t won as hosts in three games and have drawn their previous two. Town now have only kept a single clean sheet as hosts in ten games.
9th placed Franchise FC travel to the County Ground after losing in midweek 0-1 at home to a resurgent Sheffield United. Franchise are 6th in the League One form guide with three wins, one draw and two defeats.
On their travels, Franchise are 10th in the form guide with two wins, one draw and three defeats. Their last away game was a 2-1 victory at Oldham Athletic.
In all League, FA Cup and Football League competitions, Town have faced Franchise FC on 16 occasions, winning 6, drawing 4 and defeated 6; scoring 18 and conceding 18.
As hosts, Swindon have a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats, scoring 6 and conceding 5.
The last time the two sides met at the County Ground was a 1-0 win for Swindon thanks to a goal from Matt Ritchie in August 2012.
Swindon have won the previous two meetings by 1-0 and 2-1 scorelines respectively.
Town haven’t scored more than once in this fixture in eight meetings.
There has been no draw between the sides in six meetings.
There has only been one goalless draw in a fixture between these sides.
We just want a win to propel Town back into realistic play off contention…
Swindon performed well against Franchise FC back in September, but so much has changed in the meantime as Town are lacking the killer instinct to finish-off their patient possession-based games.
Also, now is the time when we need Michael Smith to find his goalscoring form, hopefully he will if Town are to outscore their opponents on Saturday…
Final-score: Swindon Town 2-1 Franchise FC
Come on You Reds!