Evenly matched teams: Matlock Town vs South Shields match preview

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Competition: England Non League Premier: Northern
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: The Proctor Cars Stadium

Matlock Town and South Shields are both doing (very) nicely in the Non League Premier: Northern with their 1st and 2nd spots respectively. Expect a fun fixture!

Insights:
  • Matlock Town have the most scored goals (32) in Non League Premier: Northern
  • South Shields have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.

It's no vacation for neither Matlock nor South Shields as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Matlock Town form and stats

Matlock Town have been outstanding at home so far in the Non League Premier: Northern with 7 wins, 0 draws and only 0 losses. Matlock has won so many consecutive home games (seven in a row) that they struggle to remember the last time points were lost here at The Proctor Cars Stadium. We remember; it was Basford United.

A good away victory last time out for Matlock, who won 3-1 against Grantham Town (placed 22nd).

Prior to that was the away defeat visiting Atherton Collieries (1-2).

This is expected to be a close game, with Matlock Town perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Matlock Town as a small favourite), we find eleven games. Matlock Town has won three of these, drawn three and lost five.

Matlock are an "over 2,5 goals" team alone here at The Proctor Cars Stadium in their league games, having scored an impressive 20 goals in 7 matches. Matlock have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 3 goals.

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South Shields form and stats

The away team have been very comfortable on their travels so far, racking up 5 wins, 1 draw and only 1 loss in the Non League Premier: Northern.

Impressive finishing secured the home win 2-0 against Morpeth Town in their previous game.

Preceding that, the 0-1 home loss versus Basford United.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found five similar matches played by South Shields in our archives, and the results are: four wins for South Shields, one draw and zero defeats.

The travelling fans enjoy South Shields's attacking play in away games, having scored 12 goals in 7 league matches away. It's not easy to score on Shields as they have only conceded 5 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last five matches): Matlock Town one win, zero draws and South Shields four victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), one game had two or less.

Matlock Town missing players

South Shields missing players

Matlock Town South Shields
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
15 7 0 Played P 1 7 15
12 7 0 Won W 0 5 10
0 0 0 Drew D 0 1 3
3 0 0 Lost L 1 1 2
32 20 0 Scored S 0 12 28
12 3 0 Conceded C 3 5 12
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 86% 93%
73% 71% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 71% 80%
53% 71% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 57% 53%
20% 14% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 29% 27%
13% 14% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 13%
40% 43% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 29% 47%
47% 57% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 57% 40%
13% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 29% 20%
 
3 1.3 0 Corners for (avg) C F 6 5 5
2.4 1 0 Corners against (avg) C A 6 2.2 2.8
1.4 1.2 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 1.8 1.8
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
6.7 4 0 Shots (avg) S ( 15 12.7 10.8
2.6 1.5 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 6.3 5.2
88% 200% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 32% 39%
Key stats in Non League Premier: Northern this season:
  • Matlock Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Matlock Town have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Matlock Town have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Matlock Town have the most points (21) at home in Non League Premier: Northern
  • Matlock Town have the most scored goals (20) at home in Non League Premier: Northern
  • Matlock Town have the most scored goals (32) in Non League Premier: Northern
  • Matlock Town have the most scored goals in the second half (18) in Non League Premier: Northern
  • Matlock Town have the the best goal difference (+17) at home in Non League Premier: Northern
  • Matlock Town have the the best goal difference (+20) in Non League Premier: Northern
  • Matlock Town have won all their matches at home so far.
  • Matlock Town have won significantly less corners at home than away.
  • Matlock Town haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Matlock Town is in the best form (5-0-1)
  • South Shields have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • South Shields have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • South Shields have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Matlock Town 15 12 0 3 32 12 7 7 0 0 20 3 8 5 0 3 12 9 20 36
2 South Shields 15 10 3 2 28 12 8 5 2 1 16 7 7 5 1 1 12 5 16 33
3 Buxton 13 8 5 0 28 11 5 4 1 0 14 4 8 4 4 0 14 7 17 29
4 Bamber Bridge 14 8 2 4 29 19 7 3 2 2 18 11 7 5 0 2 11 8 10 26
5 Whitby Town 13 8 1 4 16 10 7 4 1 2 8 3 6 4 0 2 8 7 6 25
6 Warrington Town 14 7 3 4 20 15 7 4 1 2 12 7 7 3 2 2 8 8 5 24
7 Lancaster City 15 7 1 7 24 20 8 4 0 4 9 8 7 3 1 3 15 12 4 22
8 Basford United 14 6 4 4 16 15 7 2 3 2 7 7 7 4 1 2 9 8 1 22
9 Stalybridge Celtic 15 7 0 8 23 21 7 5 0 2 16 8 8 2 0 6 7 13 2 21
10 Stafford Rangers 15 5 5 5 16 11 8 3 2 3 9 6 7 2 3 2 7 5 5 20
11 Atherton Collieries 11 6 1 4 13 11 6 4 0 2 9 5 5 2 1 2 4 6 2 19
12 Nantwich Town 14 5 3 6 11 13 7 1 2 4 4 8 7 4 1 2 7 5 -2 18
13 Scarborough Athletic 13 5 3 5 12 21 6 1 2 3 6 11 7 4 1 2 6 10 -9 18
14 Witton Albion 14 5 3 6 16 27 7 3 0 4 9 11 7 2 3 2 7 16 -11 18
15 United of Manchester 14 5 2 7 20 18 7 4 1 2 15 6 7 1 1 5 5 12 2 17
16 Gainsborough Trinity 14 4 4 6 10 19 8 3 4 1 7 6 6 1 0 5 3 13 -9 16
17 Hyde United 14 4 1 9 18 24 8 3 1 4 10 10 6 1 0 5 8 14 -6 13
18 Mickleover Sports 15 3 4 8 11 23 8 3 2 3 8 10 7 0 2 5 3 13 -12 13
19 Morpeth Town 14 3 3 8 20 26 5 2 1 2 9 8 9 1 2 6 11 18 -6 12
20 Radcliffe Borough 14 3 3 8 14 23 7 2 0 5 8 12 7 1 3 3 6 11 -9 12
21 Ashton United 13 1 6 6 12 17 6 1 3 2 6 7 7 0 3 4 6 10 -5 9
22 Grantham Town 15 2 3 10 16 37 8 0 2 6 7 20 7 2 1 4 9 17 -21 9

Read more about Non League Premier: Northern

The Northern Premier League holds three divisions; the Premier Division, Division One East and Division One West. The Premier Division is at the seventh highest division level in England, while Division One East/West are at eight level. The league covers Northern England and the northern/central Midlands areas.