GAP Connah’s Quay vs The New Saints Preview 09/10/2021
On Saturday afternoon, Connah’s Quay host the New Saints at the Deeside College Stadium, as the visitors look to continue their stellar start to the new campaign in the Welsh Premier League.
The reigning Welsh champions are currently eighth-place in the Premier League table.
However, a win would move them into the Championship Group. Unfortunately for the Nomads, they have not won in five league matches, having won their opening two games of the season.
On the training ground this morning, as the players prepare for Saturday’s game. pic.twitter.com/Rgceaet2vT
— The New Saints FC (@tnsfc) October 5, 2021
A 1-1 draw at Haverfordwest County last time out followed a typically low-scoring trend of late for Andy Morrison’s team, as their last seven league matches have now produced under 2.5 goals.
Connah’s Quay have been difficult to beat on home soil of late in the Welsh top-flight, as they have suffered just one defeat in their previous six home matches.
A 1-0 defeat against Bala Town in their last home game ended a six-game unbeaten run on home soil in the Welsh top-flight.
The Nomads have at least maintained a strong defensive record, as they have conceded just twice in their last seven home matches in the Premier League.
The New Saints are looking to overthrow the home side after two straight titles for Morrison’s men. The visitors have certainly made a good start to the new campaign, as they are unbeaten in seven outings this season, having recorded six victories.
A player who has been crucial for TNS this season is Scottish forward Declan McManus, who has scored six goals in seven matches in the Welsh Premier League. The 27-year-old has scored five times in his last three league appearances.
The New Saints have been strong on their travels, as they are unbeaten in nine away games in the Premier League, having recorded seven wins.
PlusBet.net predicts that the New Saints will continue their recent good form in the Welsh Premier League by recording a victory in a low-scoring encounter.
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