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Darlington vs Walsall Betting Tips - Open contest tipped to produce goals

Walsall’s Joe Gordon has scored four goals in his last two matches
Darlington vs Walsall
Walsall manager Darrell Clarke will be hoping to turn things around against Darlington inj FA Cup replay (Getty Images)

Darlington and Walsall are set to serve up an open contest in their FA Cup First Round replay at Blackwell Meadows. Having played out a 2-2 draw in the first meeting, goals are expected again in Tuesday’s clash.

Darlington Form

Darlington suffered a 5-1 defeat at Brackley Town in a National League clash on Saturday. They conceded five goals in the first half before Stephen Thompson netted a consolation on 65 minutes.

It was the first defeat for Darlington in their last eight matches. Alun Armstrong’s men are often plagued by defensive problems and have conceded seven goals in their last two matches.

Darlington News

Adam Campbell is the top scorer for Darlington with six National League goals and the striker is expected to lead the line on Tuesday. He should be joined in attack by Stephen Thompson who scored his fourth goal of the season at Brackley Town.

Ben Hedley is set to return after serving a suspension on Saturday.

Walsall Form

Walsall are coming off a 2-1 victory over Cambridge United in the English League 2. They were two goals up by the 10th minute thanks to efforts from Josh Gordon and Matthew Sadler before Cambridge pulled one back two minutes into added time.

Darrell Clarke’s men won the next two matches following the draw against Darlington, including a 6-0 victory over Forest Green Rovers in the EFL Trophy. Although the Saddlers have failed to keep a clean sheet in four of their last five matches, they often make up for it with their excellent attack having scored 10 goals in their last three outings.

Walsall News 

Walsall are set to welcome back Dan Scarr who was sent off in the first fixture against Darlington. Josh Gordon is also likely to retain his place in attack following his goal against Cambridge.

Darlington vs Walsall Head to Head

Darlington and Walsall had never met prior to their 2-2 draw in the first fixture.

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Darlington vs Walsall Betting Odds

Darlington are outsiders at home at odds of 4.33 while Walsall are priced at 1.83 to win with a draw set at odds of 3.60. The last meeting produced over 3.5 goals and that outcome is paying 2.74 while over 2.5 goals is offered at 1.75 at bet365.

Josh Gordon’s run of four goals in his last two matches means the striker is backed at 2.50 in the anytime goalscorers market while also being tipped at 6.00 to score the first goal.

Darlington vs Walsall Match Up

Darlington have quality in attack with Adam Campbell and Stephen Thompson who have combined for 10 goals across all competitions this season. They should trouble the Walsall defence that has looked shaky lately.

Walsall often spread their goals across several players with Elijah Adebayo and Stuart Sinclair on target. Josh Gordon could be the one to watch, however, having scored four goals in his last two matches.

Darlington vs Walsall Stats

  • Darlington have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Walsall have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Walsall's Josh Gordon has scored 4 goals in his last 2 matches (all competitions).

Darlington vs Walsall FAQ

Where is Darlington vs Walsall being played?

Darlington vs Walsall will be played at Blackwell Meadows in Darlington, England.

When is Darlington vs Walsall being played?

Darlington vs Walsall will be played at 19.45 GMT on Tuesday 20 November 2019.

Where can I watch Darlington vs Walsall live streamed online?

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What happened in the last Darlington vs Walsall match?

Darlington and Walsall played out a 2-2 draw in the first meeting at Bank's Stadium.


Darlington and Walsall have plenty of quality in attack but often struggle defensively. They are tipped to produce over 2.5 goals while the impressive Josh Gordon is backed in the goal scorer market.

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Best Bet: Over 2.5 goals @1.75 at bet365 - 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Josh Gordon @2.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit
First Goalscorer Tip: Josh Gordon @6.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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