Barnet v Woking
4/10 Barnet to win 1.86
Barnet have stuttered away from home in the last month, two recent defeats on the road against Lincoln (4-1!) and Grimsby (3-1) have left them looking vulnerable, but at home they can be banked on. Last time out they destroyed Southport 4-0 and since then, have made some big name signings to boost their already sweltering ranks of quality players for this level. Home form has seen them win 11 of their 16 games scoring a huge 39 goals.
Woking are overrated and have been playing poorly for two months now. The return of Scott Rendell from injury is a massive boost though and the Cards top goal scorer has already started finding the net as we predicted with our anytime scorer last week. Woking won 3-0 last weekend but this was to an Alfreton side who were absolutely dire on the day. Previous to that Woking had won just once in ten games. I cannot see anything but a Barnet win here and the Bees should have far too much for their rivals.
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Bristol Rovers v Lincoln
3/10 Bristol Rovers -1ah 1.93
Bristol Rovers have been far stronger at home this season which may well be their downfall as they chase first. It appears to be getting away from them after two many draws on the road. At home, they can be relied on with 10 with from 15.
Lincoln also can be relied on to lose away. When they’re away from home they appear to be a different side. Conceding plenty of goals, losing lots of games and getting many men sent off.
The Imps have lost 9 of their 15 away games which is the fourth worst in the division, this is abysmal for a side in 9th place. Lincoln have failed to score a goal their three most recent outings away from Sincil Bank and have conceded 11.
Eastleigh v Telford and Forest Green v Grimsby
2/10 DOUBLE: Eastleigh to win and Forest Green to score 2.09
Eastleigh are looking for a play off spot which would achieve their goals for the season. Here they face bottom of the league Telford who are indeed doomed to relegation. Eastleigh are formidable at home and this should be a routine victory. The Hampshire side have won 9 of their 15 home games.
Forest Green have been excellent recently both home and away but I did not see value in the home win, with Grimsby looking like a new side after their January business. Forest Green should certainly find the net though and Jon Parkin is the man to fire the goals in. We backed him last week to find the net and he delivered, do not be surprised if he does so again.
Macclesfield v Welling
8/10 Macclesfield to win 1.70
1/10 Macclesfield -2.5ah 6.60
Macclesfield and Dover have been the regulars of my weekly posts and we certainly have profited from these two. Macclesfield have massively overachieved so far this season and have reached second place at their peak and more than once. The ‘Macc’ have a tiny budget and are making the most of what they have, a real team has been built here. At home they have to be backed- their record is superb. In the league they have registered ten wins, four draws and the single defeat. Seven of their last eight home games have ended in victories.
Welling look likely to survive but I am predicting it will be close come end of the season, a poor second half of the season is very likely in my opinion. Long serving manager Jamie Day left over a month ago to ambitious Ebbsfleet and Day was seen as the main reason as year on year survival for Welling. Their away record is shocking with 11 defeats from their 15 games. Their last four games all ended in losses – these were to mid table Chester (1-3), Gallagher (Welling’s Captain) got sent off and will miss the game here, relegation candidates Alfreton (2-3) and they got thrashed (1-4) away to play off candidates Forest Green the run of defeats started with a 2-0 loss to Dover.
I just cannot see anything other than a home win with all the information already stated. Let’s hope they do the business.
Gateshead v Wrexham (FA Trophy)
4/10 Gateshead to win 1.95
This feels like the 1000th attempt to play this game after continuous postponements due to the weather. This is a replay after a draw in Wales. Wrexham continue to play poorly despite good cup runs and despite this being the FA Trophy I believe Gateshead will have too much for them. Wrexham have had plenty of rest to recover from their heavy injury list but without any football for some time the advantage lays with the home side still.
Dover v Bath City (FA Trophy)
2/10 Dover -1ah 2.22
Dover have been outstanding for us this season. An incredible cup run saw them knocked out to Premier League Crystal Palace, but the FA Trophy is a competition which they can realistically win.
In their way is Bath City who have pulled off big shocks in the previous rounds defeating Bristol Rovers in a huge derby and Altrincham in the last round. Dover will be fully aware of the threat posed and this will be the toughest game for Bath and one they’re likely to fall short in.[mini_post_list thumb=”smaller” meta=”show” numberposts=”6″ orderby=”date” order=”DESC”]