On Tuesday, second-place Wrexham will play third-place Chesterfield at the Racecourse in a National League showdown between the top three teams. Presently, a seven-point gap separates the two squads, with the visitors holding a game in hand.
Our Match Preview: Wrexham vs Chesterfield
Wrexham is currently riding a 14-game undefeated run across all competitions, giving them plenty of confidence heading into this fixture.
Compared to other teams in the league, their 54 goals scored and 19 allowed are the most outstanding offensive and defensive records, respectively.
At the weekend, they showed both sides of their game in a 2-0 win against Eastleigh. Goals from Ben Tozer and Elliot Lee sealed the victory.
Wrexham is now just one point behind Notts County, so there is much at stake in Tuesday’s matchup.
Phil Parkinson will be encouraging his squad to get vengeance on Chesterfield after the Spireites’ 2-0 victory in their most recent meeting.
Newcomers scored both goals to Chesterfield’s starting lineup, Jeff King and Ollie Banks, and they looked strong in their season opener.
After losing to Halifax Town, Paul Cook’s squad got back on track on Saturday with a 3–0 victory against Dorking Wanderers.
Chesterfield went ahead early on a goal from Kabongo Tshimanga, and although Dorking rallied, late goals from Armando Dobra and Joe Quigley sealed the deal.
In the next week, Chesterfield will try to keep the pressure on Wrexham and Notts County after moving into third position thanks to their win.
The Spireites already have an advantage over the teams directly above them thanks to having a game in hand, and a win tonight would cement that advantage.
Detailed Team News: Wrexham vs Chesterfield
Paul Mullin and Ollie Palmer, two of Wrexham’s most dangerous attackers, will be there to test the limits of the Chesterfield back line.
But they aren’t the only ones posing a danger to the opposition’s goal: Lee is also in superb scoring form. It’s possible that Quigley may be inserted into Tuesday’s starting lineup following his impressive performance off the bench and his goal over the weekend.
At the weekend, Chesterfield received a lift with Oliver Banks’s comeback, and he started right away for the club; he may do the same on Tuesday. Manny Oyeleke, however, won’t be able to play for the Spireites because of a knee injury.
- Wrexham Predicted Starting Lineup: McFadzean, Tunnicliffe, Howard, Hayden, Forde, Lee, Tozer, Young, Mullin, Jones, Palmer.
- Chesterfield Predicted Starting Lineup: King, Palmer, Fitzsimons, Clements, Oldaker, Grimes, Mandeville, Dobra, Jones, Whelan, Quigley.
Our Expert Prediction: Wrexham 2-1 Chesterfield
Two of the National League’s top teams through the year’s first half are meeting in what could be a tightly fought matchup.
However, Wrexham should be able to take advantage of their home field and the confidence that comes with being undefeated on their current run to secure all three points.