Preview: Yeovil Town vs. Altrincham

Preview: Yeovil Town vs. Altrincham

Altrincham will be looking to continue their positive start to the 2021-22 National League season when they travel to Huish Park Stadium on Tuesday night to face Yeovil Town.

The home side have picked up 18 points from their first nine matches of the season to sit eighth in the division, while Yeovil occupy 15th, having collected 10 points from their first eight fixtures.

Yeovil, who finished 16th in the National League last season, will enter Tuesday’s contest off the back of a 2-0 defeat to Notts County on Saturday, and the club are now winless in their last four in the league.

The Glovers were last victorious in the National League away to Stockport County on September 11, losing to Chesterfield, Boreham Wood and Notts County since, in addition to drawing with Maidenhead United.

A record of three wins, one draw and four defeats from eight matches has left them in 15th position in the table, two points clear of the relegation zone, but they have three games in hand over a lot of teams around them.

As a result, it is difficult to look at the league table in too much detail at this stage, as a couple of wins in quick succession would elevate Yeovil up the division.

Darren Sarll’s side will be in FA Cup action at home to Weymouth next weekend before continuing their National League campaign away to division leaders Grimsby Town on October 23.

Altrincham, meanwhile, will enter this match off the back of a 2-0 win over Maidenhead United on Saturday, with Matthew Kosylo and Tom Peers on the scoresheet for the home side.

Phil Parkinson’s side have now won four of their last five in the league, only losing to leaders Grimsby during that run, so the visitors will be full of confidence heading into Tuesday’s contest.

The Robins, who finished 17th in the National League last season, are currently eighth in the division, winning six of their nine matches – losing the other three – to collect 18 points.

Altrincham have two games in hand over some of the teams around them, meanwhile, and the fact that they are only four points off fourth-placed Chesterfield with two games in hand is an indication of the strength of their opening to the 2021-22 campaign.

Yeovil Town National League form:
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Altrincham National League form:
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