Wrexham v Dover
2.5/10 Dover 0ah 2.02
On paper this seems to be a tie between two midtable sides in a ‘nothing’ game as we head towards the end of the season. Now that may well be the case but there are a few other factors which could sway this one. The price will continue to fall on this as well- hence the early pick.
The reason I am not backing with larger stakes is due to the aforementioned typical ‘midtable tie’ with little to play for. The reason for the Dover drop is more due to the opposition than the South Coast side. Dover are a solid enough outfit who have had a great season in both league and Cup with survival being their pre season objective.
Safety is now assured but they will want to finish as high as possible. Dover don’t have the best away record and have only won five of their 19 away ties which does not make good reading but they have a great chance here with reasons to come.
Dover are in decent form with four wins from their last five and on Saturday they beat Telford 1-0 and their own only defeat in their last five came at the hands of title challengers and in form Grimsby.
On to Wrexham where the motives for this selection become clear. Wrexham played on Sunday giving them one less day of rest which will be vital in such a small timeframe. A side is tired most after a Cup final and that’s exactly the game they were involved in at Wembley on Sunday. A defeat in the FA Trophy final would have left this side demoralised- especially as they were expected to lift the Cup. The last thing they will want to do is drag themselves for a ‘dead rubber’ league game two days later.
I expect many players to be out and a whole host of changes. Even if they don’t rotate the players will be shattered. To add further drama to the matter, the Welsh side sacked manager Kevin Wilkin today putting first-team coach Carl Darlington and assistant manager Gary Mills in charge at short notice. Preparation is going to shocking surely?