There are no matches in the top two divisions this weekend thanks to the first international fixtures of 2015, but that doesn’t mean we can’t bash the bookies by concentrating on the lower league action.
It’s a crucial stage in the season and we’re backing these six teams to all mark Saturday with a goal. At odds of 11/2, it’s well worth a shout.
Alternatively, add an extra two matches and qualify for BetVictor’s Back of the Net promotion which will get you your money back if just one of your selections lets you down.
Leyton Orient V Port Vale
It’s desperate times at Brisbane Road right now as struggling Leyton Orient remain trapped in the bottom four. However, there is still time for the O’s to escape the relegation zone and Fabio Liverani will have pinpointed this home clash against Port Vale as a very winnable fixture.
Orient have been abysmal at home this season, registering just four victories all season. More pleasingly, though, they have at least scored 23 times from their 19 previous outings and will be fancied to score against an out-of-form Vale – especially as the visitors have shipped 28 on the road already.
Robert Page’s side do boast 20 at the right end on their travels, though, and will expected to put the pressure on Orient from the off in spite of their recent poor form. A win would essentially secure Vale’s place in League One next season and they should adopt a positive approach against the second worst home side in the league.
Both teams will be eager to grab the points and neither boasts a particularly strong defence. Back both teams to score.
BTTS Yes @ 5/6 with BetVictor
Bury V Southend United
Our second selection comes from a massive clash in the League Two promotion race as high-flying rivals Bury and Southend do battle at Gigg Lane.
With just eight games to go, both teams look well placed for a top seven finish but winning Saturday’s showdown could give the victor a real chance of breaking into the automatic promotion spots. That should serve as a huge incentive for two very capable teams and will hopefully encourage a game of action at both ends.
Visiting Southend aren’t in the best form but Phil Brown’s men will remain hopeful of turning things around to surmount a genuine promotion push. Whilst they neither score or concede too many goals, three of their past four matches have ended in BTTS winners.
Bury on the other hand enter the clash in great form having won three straight matches and David Flitcroft will be looking to the likes of Danny Rose and Daniel Nardiello for inspiration. The Shakers will be fancied to grab the win, but there is no reason the Shrimpers can’t at least score.
BTTS Yes @ 11/10 with BetVictor
Chester V Woking
Garry Hill’s Woking have hit form at just the right time as they aim to launch a late bid for the play-offs and the Cardinals will enter Saturday’s trip to Chester in buoyant mood. However, they shouldn’t expect things to come too easily at the Swansway Stadium and could be in for a difficult contest against Steve Burr’s warriors.
Chester have enjoyed a positive first year back in the Conference National and can be very pleased with their current top half position. Sadly, a recent dip in form has all but ended their slim chances of promotion but the fact they’ve still found the target in each of their last three matches is an encouraging statistic as far as this bet is concerned. Playing without pressure means the hosts can look to entertain the home crowd and that should give them a heightened chance of finding the net against Woking.
The visitors, meanwhile, are now just one point off the play-off places and will be hoping to extend their winning streak to five from six. Four of those matches have ended in BTTS winners and we think the likes of Guiseppe Sole and Scott Rendall will fancy their chances of adding their personal tallies. However, the Cardinals have conceded 23 on the road so Chester will be equally optimistic as they look to increase their home tally of 24.
This game carries more significance to Woking’s season but the home side will also want to perform. The smart money is with goals.
BTTS Yes @ 4/6 with BetVictor
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