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Aldershot Town v Chester FC
The mid-September footballing adage that it’s difficult to win the title at this stage of the season but very easy to lose it is likely to concern Aldershot more than Chester prior to their meeting on Saturday.
Aldershot scored an impressive win over Tranmere last weekend while Chester, winless away from home, were going down 2-1 to Forest Green; no wonder they kick off as 4/1 underdogs (Winner.com) to take three points.
Aldershot boast a 100% record at the EEB Stadium and are BetVictor’s 5/6 favourites to secure a victory that could conceivably lift them to the top of the Conference table.
Aldershot won the corresponding fixture 3-1 last season, but they’re still smarting from the incredible 8-2 thrashing they suffered at the Deva Stadium earlier in the campaign. Research by the match stats team at bettingexpert.com took them back to 1948-49, the first time Chester and Aldershot met. The firm found that the aggregate goals scored in the pair’s two league contests last term was the highest since they first locked horn 67 years ago.
Backers expecting another goalfest can get 4/6 about it yielding more than 2.5 goals (Marathonbet), while the draw, priced at 3/1 by bet365, has attracted support from optimistic Chester followers.
Wrexham v Sutton United
Wrexham are only a couple of places below Saturday’s opponents Sutton United in the league table, but they’re fancied to climb above them by winning their duel at the Racecourse Ground.
Wrexham are yet to lose a home match and the visitors have conceded more away goals than any side in the division’s top half. Accordingly, bookmakers consider the chances of Saturday’s contest producing plenty of goals to be ‘strong’, a conclusion which lends appeal to the 5/6 (888sport) about the match yielding more than 2.5 goals.
One goal could be enough to settle it and Wrexham are 10/11 (Paddy Power) to score the opening goal and 5/2 with Skybet to enjoy a one-goal margin of victory.
The pair have never met in a league fixture, but Wrexham’s starting price (6/5, Unibet), looks about right with Sutton Ladbrokes’ 5/2 outsiders to overhaul their hosts.
Backers may fancy a modest punt on the 14/1 available at William Hill for it to end as a 2-2 draw, though a 1-0 scoreline is more probable – the Dragons are 6/1 (Matchbook.com) to win by such a margin and 8/1(188bet) to win 2-1.
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