Bank holiday Monday was surprisingly dull across the National League, but we’re confident that the excitement will return on Saturday with goals, goals, goals. We just hope out three chosen teams can all win their respective matches in the process.
Assuming they do, it’ll be a fantastic 41/1 winner. If that doesn’t soften the blow of no Premier League football, what will?
Here are our selections.
Aldershot Town v Solihull Moors
After a fantastic start to the campaign, Gary Waddock’s Shots have seen a drop off in results over recent weeks. However, a home game against struggling Solihull should be a fantastic opportunity for them to bounce back to winning ways, even if they are unlikely to have things all their own way at the Electrical Services stadium.
The hosts may have hit bad form but a return of 10 goals in three home games cannot be overlooked. With Matthew McClure and Shamir Fenelon both scoring three time in the opening sevne matches, they should have enough quality to grab a couple against an away side that has already conceded eight on the road.
Solihull have registered four goals in those three games, though, finding the net in each of them. The win over Torquay in the most recent of those matches should encourage the visitors too, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see them get on the scoresheet.
Nonetheless, the Shots should bounce back in style.
Dagenham & Redbridge v Gateshead
Both Dagenham and Gateshead are looking like early contenders for at least a play-off push, and they’ll each enter this weekend’s clash at the Chigwell Construction stadium with high hopes. In truth, though, if the hosts perform as they have been, the three points should be staying in Essex.
John Still’s men have drawn a lot of matches in recent weeks but the likes of Michael Cheek, Morgan Ferrier, and Corey Whitely will give the hosts a great chance of increasing their tally of 10 home goals after just three matches. Meanwhile, the fact that Daggers remain unbeaten is another reason to fancy them for the victory.
Gateshead are a quality side at this level and will be expected to put in a good performance. Nonetheless, it’s hard to see a team without an away win, and just one goal to their name, causing an upset against one of the league favourites.
We’re backing the host to prevail, but do think the visitors can grab a consolation. At 11/4, it’s well worth including in the Saturday bet slip.
Macclesfield Town v Woking
Despite the overhaul, Woking have kept up their form of being good at home and terrible on the road. Given that Macclesfield are one of the stronger teams in the league, the Cardinals could fall victim to their defensive frailties once again here.
The Silkmen aren’t the most frequent scorers, but Jim Askey’s men will be confident after picking up wins in each of their last two matches. They do tend to spread the goals out too, which could be a good sign as they’re almost certain to have chances against a poor away side.
Away goals will be the concern for this bet, especially as Anthony Limbrick’s men boast just oen goal on their travels so far. Still, the 4-1 hammering of Torquay at home on Monday should give the impetus needed to grab a goal.
Unfortunately for the Surrey side, they’re still like to leave the Moss Rose empty handed.