Fylde v Salford City Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 24th September
Tom Love (@TomLove_18) previews AFC Fylde vs Salford City and provides us with his best bets for Tuesday nights National League clash by analysing team news, potential line ups, head to head, key stats, facts and more.
Fylde v Salford City Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 04/09/18
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: Mill Farm
Two sides who are relatively new to the National League meet in West Lancashire on Tuesday Night with Salford City travelling to Fylde. Both sides were well fancied for promotion in the antepost markets despite their recent advancement up the leagues, mainly because both clubs have been well backed financially and made big moves in the transfer market.
Salford brought in players from as high as league one to bolster their squad. Danny Lloyd, Rory Gaffney, Nathan Pond, Nick Haughton and Scott Wiseman all decided to drop two leagues with the financial offering and ambition of the club proving attractive. Most notable though was the signing of Adam Rooney, a regular starter for an Aberdeen side that finished second in the Scottish top tier.
It wasn’t the start to the season that the Ammies were hoping for though with a 1-1 draw against Leyton Orient on opening day followed by successive 2-1 defeats to Gateshead and Sutton. However, they’re unbeaten in their last 5 (W3, D2) and currently sit in 8th place. I wouldn’t want to get against them with that steady form and the squad available at Graham Alexander’s disposal.
The rise of Fylde has drawn comparisons with near neighbours Fleetwood and it’s easy to see why. Chairman David Haythornthwaite has invested wisely and sustainably to build a squad ready to mount a play off challenge. In 2007 a 15 year plan was put in place which aimed for the club to be in the National League by 2017 and then the football league by 2022, reasonable targets and they’re on course to carry out the plan. Off the field there has been infrastructural investment too with their modern 6,500 capacity stadium at the Mill Farm complex, with a high quality pitch to boot. Their manager is a previous holder of a Guinness world record. Dave Challinor had the world record for throw-in distance at a quite insane 152 feet.
Fylde boast one of the most dangerous strikers in the league in the form of Danny Rowe. The Coasters did well to hold on to their talisman in the transfer window because there was reported interest. He had a better than 1 in 2 goal ratio last season and has carried that form into this one already, netting 7 in 8 appearances. Going back even further he averaged a quite frankly ridiculous 32 goals a season in his 3 years with the club in the national league north. He’s a physical presence but also a quality finisher with his feet and he’s on penalty duty. 13/10 is his price to notch anytime here and that’s too good to ignore. If this was a player with equivalent goalscoring pedigree in the Premier League then they’d be comfortably odds-on.
Potential AFC Fylde Starting XI: Lynch, Byrne, Francais-Angol, Kane, Burke, Bond, Tunnicliffe, Kellerman, Hardy, Hemmings, Rowe.
Potential Salford Starting XI: Neal, Wiseman, Piergianni, Maynard, Touray, Pond, Whitehead, Walker, Lloyd, Gaffney, Rooney.
Head To Head
- These two are both fairly newly established clubs but have met 8 times in non-league. Salford have the upper hand winning 5, two meetings went the way of Fylde and the other was a point a piece.
- The last meeting was a thrilling 3-3 draw.
AFC Fylde – 7/5
Draw – 13/5
Salford – 2/1
There’s two angles that take my fancy in this one. As mentioned Danny Rowe to score anytime in the match has to be of interest at an attractive 13/10 with Betway. He’s scoring for fun and bagged two last time out at Ebbsfleet including a wonderful goal from an acute angle.
The even money on both teams to score and over 2.5 goals also draws my eye. Both sides are stacked with attacking quality and it could well turn into a shoot out. This bet has landed in 5 of Salford’s 8 games so far this season and landed in Fylde’s last game.