Football Betting Tips – Saturday 9th September 2017
This is my first column for Non League Bets and hopefully it will be a profitable one as well. For those that don’t know me already I have been writing Non-League betting previews online for 10 years now and have built up a decent following. This season I set up my own blog and if you have been following my tips on there it has been a very solid start to the season, but I have been signed up by Non League Bets to provide betting advice here so fingers crossed the profits will continue. This week I like the look of four bets.
Boreham Wood v Leyton Orient
The home side got off to a very strong start to the season, but they are now without a win in three. I put them up to beat Tranmere at a big price in the first of those games and they blew a 2 goal lead that day and it may have just affected their confidence a little. They were pretty poor at Barrow last weekend and it was more comfortable for Barrow than the 2-1 scoreline suggests. I put up Leyton Orient on the handicap last week and in the end they covered it with ease. Their two defeats so far have both come on 3G pitches and its clear they struggled to cope with the
different pitch. They have won their other two away games and as I said last week they should continue to get better. I’m surprised they are as big as 113/50 with Marathon to win this as I would make them slight favourites.
Sutton v Gateshead
Given Sutton couldn’t win away from home last season it is rather surprising to see that they have better away form than home form so far this season. It seems last weekend they put in a rare bad performance at home when losing 2-0 to Maidenhead. Their other defeat at home came to Maidstone who of course also play on a 3G pitch. I think they have a great chance of bouncing back against a Gateshead side who not only haven’t won in 3 games, but have only picked up 1 point on their travels so far. Sutton should be a shade of odds on so Marathon’s 28/25 appeals.
AFC Telford v Harrogate
Telford have had real issues at home so far this season they have lost all 4 games and conceding 12 goals in the process. Harrogate have had a really strong start to the season and look almost certain to be in the promotion picture come April. Granted they have only picked up 1 point from their last two games, but then they played Brackley who also had a 100% record at the time and then they went down 2-1 to ante-post favourites Salford. They were probably unlucky not to pick up a point on Tuesday night and they should appreciate playing a lesser side than either of those two. Harrogate are odds on across the board apart from Marathon who are a shade of odds against and that is appealing.
Redditch v Chesham
The home side make plenty of appeal here. It could be argued they have had a fairly kind fixture list so far having played two of the weakest sides in the division, but they did put 5 past Dunstable and 4 past Dorchester. They also beat Farnborough 3-1 and their only defeat was against Kettering who have won all five of their games so far. Chesham have struggled in their last two league games having surprisingly lost 5-0 to Basingstoke and then only beating a Kings Langley side who played the last half an hour with 9 men 1-0 to a late scrappy goal. I think Redditch should be odds on so am more than happy to take 6/5 with Marathon on the home win and I just make them the best bet of the weekend.
Leyton Orient 1pt
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