Chesterfield v Grimsby Predictions & Betting Odds – 2nd December 2018

Draw-kings Chesterfield to take Grimsby to a replay?

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The Spireites dropped out of the top four English tiers last season so they will be taking their non-league status as inspiration to pull off a cup upset at home on Sunday. The visiting Mariners are a division above in League Two where they haven’t had the greatest of seasons but have shown a marked improvement in their recent games. Read our predictions for Chesterfield v Grimsby.

Chesterfield v Grimsby Betting Odds*

Chesterfield 13/8
Draw 11/5
Grimsby 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 30th, 2018 at 3:17 p.m.)

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Chesterfield News and Form

Chesterfield would have hoped to have strung together a good season in the National League to try and fight their way back up to the top four tiers. Has it happened? No. They are down in the relegation zone in the National League at the moment and it has been such a strange season from them in terms of results. They won their first three games of the season and then went on run of ten games where they picked up just two points (D2 L8). Then they draw their following eight games in all competitions.

The Spireites are W1 D10 in their last eleven games in all competitions, so at least they have put together a long unbeaten streak of form. Eight of the ten drawn games in that sequence were 1-1 ties. A 1-1 correct score option is at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 30th, 2018 at 6:24 pm). The only win in that really strange run of results was their FA Cup first-round replay against Billericay, Tom Denton getting a hattrick in the game for the Spireites. Their best ever FA Cup run came in 1997 when they reached the semi-finals.

Chesterfield v Grimsby Head to Head

Grimsby won at the Proact Stadium last year in the league 3-1
Grimsby are unbeaten in three against Chesterfield W2 D1
The Mariners have scored two goals in three for their last four against the Spireites
Chesterfield are W2 L1 in their last three home games against Grimsby

Grimsby News and Form

Grimsby are not having the greats of seasons in league Two but it has been better from them recently. They are W3 D2 L1 in their last three in all competitions. The Mariners have largely struggled for goals this season, at least until lately. There has been a clear upturn in their output with seven goals netted in their last two alone. So that is something positive that they can take into the game. Both teams to score is at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 30th, 2018 at 6:24 pm).

Their away form leaves a lot to be desired this season. They are just W1 D1 L6 in all competitions (excluding Football League Trophy) and they have shipped exactly two goals in four of their last five road games. So this looks far from being a particularly comfortable away tie for them. They are down in the bottom half of the League Two table, but will they have enough momentum from their recent upturn in form (although most of it has been at home) and pull through?

Chesterfield v Grimsby Predictions

Draw: We can easily see this tie needing a replay. Grimsby have just been horrible on the road, but then the Sprites have that really strange heap of drawn matches and were held at home in a 1-1 draw by Billericay in the last round. Draw.

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