National League: Watertight Ammies to continue title charge


NON-LEAGUE expert Paul Maddison (@LouthBigDog) shares his favourite fancy from Good Friday's National League action.

Boreham Wood v Salford | Friday 19th April 2019, 15:00

Boreham Wood's home form has been poor in recent months. They last tasted victory as hosts on Boxing Day, have picked up just two points and scored only five goals in their eight games at Meadow Park since. Four of their six losses have seen The Wood fail to score.

Salford will continue to do all they can to keep the pressure on league leaders Leyton Orient. The Ammies are now nine unbeaten, with eight victories and one draw in that run; impressively, the visitors have conceded just once in 850 minutes of football, and that goal came from the penalty spot.

BetVictor's 15/8 for Salford to win ‘to nil’ looks too good to ignore.

Bromley v Solihull Moors | Friday 19th April 2019, 15:00

Bromley games certainly haven't been dull in recent weeks. There have been 26 goals in their last six matches, including a 2-2 draw last time out at Halifax. JJ Hooper has been in excellent form since joining on-loan from Grimsby, scoring 12 times in his 20 appearances to date, including six in his last six.

Solihull are undoubtedly the story of the season in the National League. The Moors were relegation favourites at the start of the season, yet are still challenging for the title as they sit just three points the leaders with three games to play.

Tim Flower's guests have also been involved in plenty of high-scoring games in recent weeks. Solihull won 3-2 last time out against Havant & Waterlooville and have also been involved in two 2-2 draws in their last four matches.

I'm keen to get goals onside, and the 17/20 with BetVictor on Over 2.5 Goals looks the way to go.

Gateshead v Chesterfield | Friday 19th April 2019, 15:00

Considering all the problems they have had off the pitch this season, Gateshead have done remarkably well on it. However, their form over the last six matches has dropped considerably and will cost them a shot at the play offs. The Heed have picked up just one point in those six games, scoring just three goals in the process.

Chesterfield are the complete opposite. After a poor start to the season, the Spireites are finishing it in fine form. Since taking the reins John Sheridan has managed to pull the recently relegated EFL Club away from the bottom-four to comfortably sitting in mid table.

The Derbyshire-based club have won four and drawn one of their last five, conceding just twice in those five games. The away sides odds have shortened up since opening but, I still think they are decent value for the win. I'm taking the safety of Draw No Bet where you can get 89/100 with Marathon.

Best Bets

Boreham Wood v Salford – Salford to win ‘to nil’ (15/8 BetVictor)

Bromley v Solihull Moors – Over 2.5 Goals (17/20 BetVictor)

Gateshead v Chesterfield – Chesterfield draw no bet (89/100 Marathon)

About Author

I first got the taste for betting when I was quite young, every year I would pick a horse for the Grand National and my Dad would go to the bookies and put my £1 each way bet on. As soon as I could get away with it I was in the bookies every Saturday afternoon searching the football coupons and putting on stupidly big accas. Now enjoy betting mainly singles or small multiples, usually sticking to the English leagues. I don't favour any particular market, but rarely watch a game without having small first scorer bet for a bit of fun. I've got 3 boys which take up most of my time, but luckily they enjoy going to watch football and days at the races. I'm a life long Grimsby Town fan, one of a few that has seen some ups as well as all the downs.

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