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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Walsall

4 May 2018

Fleetwood Town will look to end their Sky Bet League One season in style at Walsall visit Highbury for the final game of the season.

After a 1-1 draw at Bradford City on Tuesday, Walsall secured another season in the third tier, with that point taking them four points clear of the drop zone.

Fleetwood’s last game ended in defeat as Peterborough defeated John Sheridan’s men 2-0 at the ABAX Stadium.

John Sheridan's pre-match thoughts…

"I'd like us to finish with a win, especially being at home. It's been a little bit disappointing in the last couple of games. It would be nice for us all to end with a win.

“Walsall have done well and have picked up four points from their last two games. They have achieved what they wanted [staying up], and I'm sure they'll be looking for a better season next time.

"I want to enjoy the game on Saturday, but we want to win. A win may lift us a couple of places in the division - for the supporters it will be nice."

Form Guide

Fleetwood have lost four of their last five games in the league, with the other game being the 1-0 win at Oxford United.

Walsall have also won once in five, but that was a huge win over Northampton Town which took them a step closer to survival.

We’ve Met Before

Last time out saw a thrilling contest at the Banks’ Stadium as Walsall ran out 4-2 winners. Scores were level after 90 minutes, but Tyler Roberts and Daniel Agyei both scored in stoppage time to seal a late win. Walsall’s last visit to Highbury ended in a 2-1 win for Town thanks to goals from Ash Hunter and Bobby Grant.

One To Watch

Midfielder Erhun Oztumer is a player Fleetwood should be wary of on Tuesday evening. Top scorer for the Saddler’s with 16 goals so far this term, Oztumer is known for his powerful right foot that has seen him score numerous times from outside the area in recent seasons. Originally a youth player at Charlton, Oztumer has featured for Manisaspor, Sivasspor and Anadolu Uskudar in his native Turkey, before he returned to English football with Dulwich Hamlet where his impressive record of 49 goals in 78 games alerted the interest of Peterborough United. Walsall signed the midfielder from the Posh in 2016.

Fancy a Flutter?

League partner Sky Bet has released its odds for the final day clash, and makes Fleetwood 5/4 to win. Walsall are 11/5 with a draw at 23/10.

A 1-0 home win is priced at 13/2, while the same score for the away side is 17/2. A goalless draw is 9/1.

Ash Hunter to score first in a 2-1 is available at 30/1, while 120/1 for Kyle Dempsey.

A full list of odds can be found at skybet.com


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