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The way the fixtures have been structured is that sides are generally drawn for shorter journeys, which in some cases equates to local derbies. We have found three games where we deem there to be goals and we will be in attendance at one of these.
Bury Vs Barnsley
The Tykes make the relative journey to Gigg lane where Lee Johnson’s Barnsley look to head out of the relegation zone as they face Bury, mid table in tenth.
Barnsley have looked at turning their form around and more recently took two away wins in the last three. Bury at home boast a similar record in the last three winning two and one loss. The Tykes certainly have goals in them, but they have a tendency to concede. Looking at their away form, Barnsley has conceded in every away game this season and all of the last thirteen. Lee Johnson’s men have also netted all but two on the road this season.
Bury on the other hand have netted in all but one at home this season. David Flitcroft’s Bury’s home form has been tight and in three of the last four were won by a single goal margin. With the fluid football Barnsley operate, both sides will be hunting for the win. I envisage that both sides will score, and the stats that five of the last six Tykes games all heading over two goals.
With Bury netting thirty three in twenty-two games, they are towards the top end of the goal scoring table. Barnsley on the other hand are not far behind and with the goal averages suggests a good case for the game to head over. Being a relatively local clash also and form the way it is, both are in need of the win and complacency at both ends of the pitch leans towards goals in this game.
Over 2.5 goals at 1.80
Colchester Vs Southend
An Essex derby sees the U’s welcome Southend as Colchester have just appointed a new manager Kevin Keen, with David Wright appointed as his assistant. Keen, replaces Tony Humes who left the League One side in November. Colchester are bottom of the table having lost their last seven league games and have won just five times in this calendar year.
Southend are in the top half of the table having remained undefeated for the last seven games. It must be stated that Colchester’s form is not for the want of trying. Kevin Keen’s men have netted an average of a goal and a half per game on average. In addition they have leaked on average exactly a goal more. Southend in comparison have not been inundated with as many goals, but have scored and conceded more than a goal a game on average.
Phil Brown’s Southend will eyeball this game as a winning potential, but Kevin Keen will not have much time to gel with his Colchester side to adopt his tactics in full force. Some managers do have the strategy that the best offense is the best defence, and also vice-versa. Both sides in the last four home and away respectively have seen a combined seven from eight and with more than two goals in the game.
I expect this feisty derby to post goals on Boxing day as both defences will be put under strain, as both attacks look to seal the win.
Over 2.5 goals at 1.60
Aldershot Vs Woking
This will be a game that is well attended. Over the years this fixture has seen close results with all of the last six games being won by a single goal margin. The atmosphere is terrific as being a regular at this fixture it is very vocal.
The shots come into this game in sixteenth position and stopped the rot winning their last game after five straight defeats. Garry Hill’s Cards have turned their season around since having a clear out after their FA cup exit a couple months ago. With four wins in the last six, Woking are certainly the marginal favourites for this game, and has been no shortage of goals. In the last six Woking have netted seventeen goals and conceding eleven.
Aldershot’s home form is such that they have lost more than half of their home games, but have been scoring at home. Barry Smith’s men have played some defensive football over the last half dozen games, but will have a more open style from Hill’s Woking. Woking have two hotshots with Dan Holman and John Goddard with twenty-six goals between them, so expect either to be on target again.
With the feisty crowd, both sets of fans will be behind their respective sides and with four of the last six meetings heading over on goals, with Woking’s recent form they have no shortage of goal scoring players!
This game does carry a degree of bragging rights, and feel Woking have the depth and power to do the double over Aldershot. Time will tell but Barry Smith’s Aldershot will be under pressure from the Woking attack, and must produce something themselves!
Over 2.5 goals at 1.80
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