Following the postponed FA Trophy clash against Macclesfield, FC Halifax Town can once again turn their attention back to the Vanarama National League as they prepare to face off against Chester FC at the MBi Shay Stadium on Saturday. Here are some pre-match stats ahead of this fixture:
- Halifax’s home form has taken a turn for the worse recently, compared to early season results, with the Shaymen not winning in their last six home games.
- However, Heath’s men can go into the game knowing that Chester have been defensively shaky all season, especially on their travels, having conceded in 91% of their away fixtures.
- Another comforting stat for Halifax is that, not only do Chester often concede away from home, but they do not often get a result, having not won in their last nine away ties.
- However, even though Chester have not won in their last nine away fixtures, they have managed to avoid defeat in their last three, picking up three draws.
- Halifax hold the advantage when it comes to home and away form, with the home side sitting in 14th in the home form table compared to Chester’s 20th in the away form table.
- A win for Chester could see them level points with Leyton Orient and move even closer to getting out of the relegation zone, however they are still some distance from Heath’s men who sit eight points ahead.
- However, overall form favours Chester, as they Shaymen currently sit last in the form table over the last eight games, picking up just five points compared to Chester’s nine.
- Halifax currently boast a better goal scoring record than Chester, having scored 25 in 24 games, whereas Chester have scored 22 goals in 23 games.
- Additionally, Heath’s men also have the advantage when it comes to defensive record, having only conceded 32 goals compared to Chester’s 36.
- Both sides ended their respective winless runs last weekend, with Halifax triumphing over play off chasers Aldershot 1-0, with Chester beating bottom of the table Solihull Moors by the same score line.
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