Stevenage face Torquay in the League Two play-off final at Old Trafford tomorrow afternoon.
The two sides are likely to set an unwanted record for the lowest attendance at a play-off final, with the two sides announcing advance sales of just 9,500 by Wednesday night. Such is the low level of ticket sales the Football League have taken the unprecedented step of selling tickets on the day at the stadium. Fans are blaming the long distances involved in travelling to Manchester, leading to suggestions that a more central location should have been sought.
The form book between the sides hands the tie clearly to Torquay. Boro haven't beaten the Gulls in any of their six meetings, and haven't scored in the last four. This season the two sides shared a goalless draw at the Lamex Stadium in September, before the Gulls won 2-0 at Plainmoor in March.
Boro finished the season a point ahead of the Gulls, the point that was deducted for fielding an ineligible player, and both sides had better form at home than away. Both sides go into the game with just one win in their last six games.
Torquay have the clear goals advantage when it comes to their front line. Chris Zebroski has scored double the total of Stevenage's top scorer, midfielder John Mousinho, while Billy Kee and Jake Robinson have also notched better records.
Stevenage vs Torquay United, Old Trafford, Saturday 28th May, 3.00pm.