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Preview: Yeovil (H)

Notts welcome Glovers for penultimate home match of the season

20 April 2018

This Saturday sees Notts County play host to Yeovil Town as the Magpies look to secure a Sky Bet League Two play-off place.

Kevin Nolan's side have won their last two outings and are now sitting in fifth place, six points ahead of eighth place Mansfield Town.

And, if they better their East Midlands rivals' result this weekend, they will secure a place in the play-offs.

Yeovil's last win in League Two was on Easter Monday, when they travelled to the Midlands and thumped County's fellow play-off hopefuls Coventry City 6-2.

Since that victory, however, the Glovers have only picked up one point in their last four games - a 2-2 draw away to Swindon Town.

The Glovers currently sit in 18th place in League Two, nine points clear of the drop zone.

Notts boss Kevin Nolan says...

"We look forward to what is going to be another good game - and hopefully a winning one.

"Darren Way’s done a fantastic job. They’re more or less safe now, but they’ll want to put that to bed sooner rather than later.

"They're a professional side but I'm sure they’ll enjoy it with the shackles off."

Yeovil manager Darren Way says...

"You want to officially get the job done (avoid relegation) as both a manager and a team.

"We don't want to be looking over our shoulder."

Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for either side.

However, former Magpie Francois Zoko will serve the last of his four-match suspension against his former employers and will be joined on the sideline by the injured Artur Krysiak, Dan Alfei, James Bailey (all knee), Jake Gray (ankle) and Sam Surridge (hamstring).

Defender Nathan Smith travelled to the Glovers' match at Accrington on Tuesday and could return to the matchday 18 after a lengthy absence with a knee injury.

We've met before...

Notts have taken four points from Yeovil in their last two meetings at Meadow Lane, a 0-0 draw in the 2016-17 campaign and a 2-0 win in the 2015-16 campaign.

You have to back to November 2014 for Yeovil's last win at the Lane. This was in League One, when they ran out 2-0 winners, with both sides being relegated to League Two at the end of the season.

When the two sides met earlier this season, the game ended 1-1 with Yeovil being reduced to 10men in the 88th minute. Jonathan Forte put the Magpies ahead just before the break before Zoko levelled from the penalty spot.

What are the odds?

Sky Bet have Notts priced at 8/13 to take all three points. The visitors have been priced at 12/1. A draw is available at 10/1.

Notts are priced 10/1 for a 3-0 scoreline. The same score line in favour of the visitors is 80/1.

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