Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton has enjoyed a decent start to life with the Lancashire club, the Cod Army getting off to a poor start when losing 1-0 at home to AFC Wimbledon in their League One opener, however they have bounced back from that disappointment in emphatic fashion by embarking upon a six-game unbeaten league run, this streak including a 5-0 demolition of Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park and a decent 1-1 draw with title favourites Sunderland at the Stadium of Light last weekend. With three league wins and three draws under their belts, Fleetwood will now look to make it seven without defeat when they entertain Accrington Stanley on Saturday afternoon and we certainly fancy the home side’s chances, the bookmakers giving away free bets on Fleetwood Town v Accrington Stanley.
The visitors clearly have promotion ambitions of their own and they head into this weekend’s clash on the back of a decent run which has seen them avoid defeat in their last six League One games. That said, they have won just two of these outings with the remainder finishing in 1-1 draws. Indeed they have shared the spoils in their last three matches and while John Coleman’s men are yet to lose on their travels in the league this term, we’ll be siding with the home side to claim all the spoils in front of their own fans.
Accrington have failed to find the back of the net in just one of their eight competitive matches this season however and the evidence suggests that they will add to the scoreline at Highbury Stadium on Saturday, however we envisage the Cod Army out-gunning the visitors and claiming the spoils in what looks set to be a pretty evenly-fought affair, Coral Bookmakers going 16/5 on Fleetwood to win and both teams to score.