National League Preview Saturday 21st November 2015
DOVER ATHLETIC VS. BARROW
Mid-table side Barrow, travel to high flying Dover Athletic this weekend in the National League, looking to build off their 4-0 victory over Torquay last time out.
The visitors are in a poor run of form away from home, having only secured one league win in five matches on the road. Barrow have only secured two wins on the road thus far this season, William Hill are offering 17/5 for them to make it three on Saturday.
The hosts on the other hand suffered a 2-1 defeat to in-form Eastleigh last weekend, which was their first home defeat in the league all season. They have fared better at home, securing 21 points out of a possible 30 points this campaign. Bet365 are offering 8/11 for the hosts to get back to winning ways on Saturday. The draw is best priced with Ladbrokes at 3/1 for this fixture.
Barrow Town have leaked an average of 2 ½ goals a game on the road this season, and William Hill are best priced at 8/11 for Dover Athletic to score two or more goals in this fixture.
ALTRINCHAM VS. BOREHAM WOOD
Altrincham and Boreham Wood come up against each other this weekend, with both sides looking to secure maximum points to propel them up the division.
Boreham Wood are unbeaten away from home since a 3-1 defeat at Lincoln during September, although victories have been hard to come by, with just two wins in this period, accompanied by three draws. Paddy Power are offering 7/5 on the visitors to secure maximum points this weekend.
The hosts, Altrincham, have only one win in the past seven league outings, and this came last weekend against Bromley on the road. Bet365 are best priced at 9/5 to make it back to back victories in the league for only the second time this campaign. The draw is currently being offered with odds of 12/5 with Boylesports.
Both sides have shown that they can score goals, as well as concede goals, and a ‘Both Teams to score’ bet is currently on offer with Paddy Power at 4/6 for this tie.
MACCLESFIELD TOWN VS. BROMLEY
Macclesfield Town are looking to make it an impressive four victories out of four games this weekend when they host Bromley at the Moss Rose Ground this Saturday.
Just one league position, and one point, separate these two sides leading up to this fixture, and both teams will be conscious that securing three points this weekend will help keep pace with the leading sides in the division.
The hosts have secured an impressive 20 points out of a possible 30 points on home soil so far this campaign, and have a mean defence in front of their own supporters, which has kept four clean sheets, and only conceded eight goals thus far. William Hill are best priced at 5/6 for Macclesfield Town to make it four wins out of four.
The visitors, Bromley, are scoring on average two goals a game, but are leaking an average of two goals a game when on the road this season, and have only managed to keep one clean sheet. Bromley won this fixture the last time both sides met in September of this year, and Paddy Power are offering odds at 3/1 for them to make it two out of two over their rivals. The draw can be backed at 14/5 with Ladbrokes.
Kristian Dennis is Macclesfield Town’s leading goal scorer this season with 14 league goals, and he can be backed with Bet365 at 13/10 to score anytime. Bromley’s leading scorer Moses Ademola has found the net an impressive 16 league times, and he can be backed with Bet365 at 7/4 to score anytime.
GATESHEAD VS. HALIFAX TOWN
Bottom placed Halifax Town face a tricky tie when they travel to Tyne & Wear to take on eleventh placed Gateshead this Saturday afternoon.
Halifax have lost a staggering five games in row in the division, with only two victories in the league. Their form away from home is especially poor, with one win, and nine defeats out of ten fixtures played on the road. William Hill are offering generous odds at 3/1 for Halifax Town to secure maximum points, and you can see why given their recent form this season.
Gateshead, on the other hand, have encountered a mixed run of form at home this season, with the club being stronger on the road this campaign. They have failed to win in front of their own supporters since the middle of September, and Ladbrokes are best priced at 10/11 for them to break this poor run and get back to winning ways.
These sides have met each other on five other occasions, and they have all resulted in a draw. This outcome can be backed with William Hill at 14/5 for this weekend’s fixture.
Halifax Town are leaking over 2 ½ goals a game, and Gateshead are 8/11 with Coral to score two or more goals in this fixture.
CHELTENHAM TOWN VS. FOREST GREEN ROVERS
This weekend sees a top of the table clash between Cheltenham Town and Forest Green Rovers at The Abbey Business Stadium. Both sides have been in impressive form this current campaign, and just one point separates the two sides between first and second place.
The hosts are unbeaten in eight league matches, and have secured an impressive 21 points out of a possible 30 points on home soil this season. Coral are offering odds at evens for a third league victory in a row for Cheltenham Town this weekend.
The visitors on the other hand have suffered two defeats in their last eight league matches, and will be heavily reliant on leading goal scorer, Aaron O’Connor, in their battle to reach top spot in the division. Paddy Power are best priced at 13/5 for the visitors to secure their fourteenth league victory of the season.
Both sides have been in excellent form in front of goal throughout this current campaign and Ladbrokes are best priced at 4/6 for Both Teams to Score.
EASTLEIGH VS. GRIMSBY TOWN
Eastleigh are the in-form team in the division at present, winning five out of their past six, and unbeaten since early October. Grimsby Town themselves are in excellent form at present, having suffered only one defeat since the end of August, so this should be a top game of non league football.
There is just one place, and one point that separate’s these two sides in the league, with both teams knowing a maximum return of three points is a must this weekend if they are to maintain pace with the current league leaders.
The hosts, Eastleigh, have never beaten Grimsby Town in any of their previous head to head meetings, and they will be heavily reliant on leading goal scorer, James Constable, being on the top of his game on Saturday in trying to beat a resilient defence. William Hill are best priced at 23/10 to secure their first ever victory over their league rivals this weekend, whilst the draw is on offer with Bet365 at 5/2.
Grimsby Town have secured more draws than wins on the road this season, but have suffered only one defeat. Manager Paul Hurst will know the importance of turning draws into victory, and the visitors are best priced with Coral at 13/10 to maintain their excellent head to head record and secure maximum points in this outing.
Between them, both sides have scorer a staggering 79 goals so far this campaign and Bet365 are best priced at 4/6 for Both Teams to Score in this tie.
TRANMERE ROVERS VS. GUISELEY
Both Tranmere Rovers and Guisley head into Saturday’s league encounter at Prenton Park on the back of successive defeats, and are looking to bounce back with three vital points in the division.
Hosts, Tranmere Rovers, are the clear favourite to bag the three points, being best priced with Coral at 8/15 to win this fixture. They have won five, and lost four, of their ten home games thus far this season, whilst keeping four clean sheets in front of their own supporters.
The visitors, Guiseley, are seen by the bookies has clear underdogs, with William Hill offering odds at 7/1 for a surprise victory here on the road. With one away win all season, and five losses, it is not difficult to see how much of an uphill task Guiseley actually face this weekend. William Hill are currently best priced for the match to finish as a draw at 16/5.
BRAINTREE TOWN VS. KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS
Essex plays host to high flying Braintree Town, and lowly Kidderminster Harriers this Saturday afternoon, with the host’s clear favourites with the bookmakers to secure back to back victories over the visitors for the first time in their history.
The home side have secured four league wins in front of their supporters this season, with three draws and three losses. They last defeated Kidderminster in September of this year, and Coral are offering at 4/5 for them to complete the double over their opponents.
The visitors have failed to win a single match on the road this season, having bagged five draws and five defeats. They last tasted victory away to Braintree Town in August 2013, in a 1-0 victory, and Betfair are offering 4/1 on an away win this Saturday. The draw is currently on offer with the same bookie at 13/5.
Kidderminster have only failed to score in one away match all season, without keeping a single clean sheet. Braintree Town on the other hand have been resilient in defence, keeping five clean sheets at home, but have failed to find the back of the net on three occasions. You have to go as far back as 2012 to when both these sides each scored in this corresponding fixture, and Both teams NOT to Score is currently being offered by Boylesports at 20/23.
TORQUAY UNITED VS. LINCOLN CITY
Chris Moyses takes his Lincoln City side to Kevin Nicholson’s Torquay United with three very important league points up for grabs at the Plainmoor Ground.
Hosts Torquay United are in an extremely poor run of form at present, and faced further disappointment after a 4-0 hammering in their last league outing, away to Barrow. William Hill are offering 12/5 on a home win this weekend. Torquay United have a very good head to head record against their opponents, having won ten and lost only three fixtures on home soil.
The visitors, Lincoln City on the other hand, will know that three points could propel them into the play off positions by Saturday evening, dependent on other results, and are looking to make it back to back away victories in the league. William Hill are best priced at 11/10 for the away side to secure maximum points. Lincoln City’s top goal scorer, Matthew Rhead, is currently priced at 13/10 with Bet365 to score anytime this weekend.
The draw is currently best priced with Bet365 at odds of 13/5. Both sides are enjoying scoring goals, but are also leaking goals at the back, and Ladbrokes is best priced at 4/7 for Both Teams to Score in this fixture.
WELLING UNITED VS. SOUTHPORT
Hosts Welling United are currently in a patch of poor form with two draws and two defeats in their past four league matches, but their home form is significantly better than their performances away, and William Hill are best priced at 6/5 for Welling United to secure their fifth league victory of the season at the Park View Road stadium.
After an extremely poor start to the current campaign, Southport have started to put together some form which has seen them secure two draws and two wins from their past five league outings, although they still find themselves languishing two places above bottom in the division. For an away win this Saturday, Ladbrokes are best priced at 12/5.
Both these sides have only shared the spoils on one occasion in their head to head meetings, and Bet365 are offering odds of 5/2 on the match finishing as a draw this Saturday afternoon. Southport have struggled for goals this season, and you can back Welling United to keep a clean sheet at 7/4 with William Hill for this fixture.
CHESTER VS. WOKING
Garry Hill takes his struggling Woking side to Chester, hoping to secure only their third away victory of the season. Home side Chester on the other hand have won four of the last five home league matches, and are clear favourites with the bookmakers to make it five out of six this weekend. William Hill are offering 21/20 for a home win this weekend.
The visitors, Woking, can certainly score goals, but it is their defence that is letting the side down. Ultimately, it could come down to whichever team can score the most goals on Saturday, but Betfair are offering 5/2 for a surprise away win.
The last two league meetings between this side has seen both sides score, and Ladbrokes are best priced at 4/6 for Both Teams to Score this weekend.
ALDERSHOT TOWN VS. WREXHAM
Gary Mills takes his high-flying Wrexham side to The Recreation Ground to face Barry Smith’s Aldershot Town this coming Saturday afternoon.
The hosts have been in a poor run of form since there last victory over Boreham Wood in October, with two draws and two defeats. Aldershot Town have performed better away from home this campaign, but manager Barry Smith knows that this needs to change, and quickly, if they are to push for a top half finish. Bet365 are best priced at 10/3 to grab all three points.
The visitors Wrexham on the other hand have won their last three league matches in a row, but have only secured 10 points out of a possible 30 points on the road thus far this season. William Hill are offering 10/11 for Wrexham to steal the points in this tie. For the match to finish as a draw, Paddy Power are offering odds at 13/5.
Both of these sides have been freely scoring and conceding goals throughout this campaign, and William Hill is best priced at 4/6 for Both Teams to Score in this fixture.