Tom Love (@TomLove_18) previews Halifax vs Chesterfield and provides us with his best bets for Saturday evening's clash by analysing team news, potential line ups, head to head, key stats, facts and more.

Halifax v Chesterfield Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 13/10/18
  • Time: 17:15
  • Venue: The Shay
  • Channel: BT Sport 1

Two badly out of form teams meet in West Yorkshire on Saturday tea time. Both these sides actually started the season brightly winning their first three games all ‘to nil'. Since then both have faltered, Halifax have failed to win in their last 8 whereas Chesterfield have not won in their last 12.

Halifax do have strikers who have recently played at a higher level in Dayle Southwell, Sami Odelusi and Kyle Wootton however their side has only notched 6 times in their last 10 games. The Shaymen lost 3-0 against a pretty poor Aldershot team last week and morale is likely to be low.

Chesterfield are in even more of a rut, it's a hard time to be a Spireite. Fans would've hoped that Martin Allen's enthusiasm could galvanise a squad that had suffered back-to-back relegations that has not been the case, they lie just outside the relegation zone. Haphazard recruitment and a lack of direction seems to have hindered their chances this term, it looks like more of a team of individuals than a collective and that's a worry.

Team News

Chesterfield have loan signings Alex Kiwomya and Jake Bennett both available. Laurence Maguire was called up for the England C team and may be unavailable.

Potential Halifax Starting XI: Johnson, Hanson, Clarke, Maher, Sellers, Berrett, Lenighan, Odelusi, Southwell, Wootton, Preston.

Potential Chesterfield Starting XI: Burton, Evans, Muggleton, Bennett, Binnom-Williams, Weston, J Smith, Rowley, Kiwomya, Denton, Fortune.

Betting Odds

  • Halifax – 21/10
  • Draw – 23/10
  • Chesterfield – 13/9

The Verdict

It's hard to understand how Chesterfield can be comfortable favourites in this one, winless in 12 and they're away from home. I'd personally have this as a pick'em with both sides around the 17/10 mark.

Because neither side are used to winning I'm happy to take a punt on the draw at 23/10. It's the biggest price of the three in the 1X2 market, and given Halifax have drawn a third of their games this season and Chesterfield have had 4 draws of their last 6 I think it looks the most obvious angle.

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Draw – 23/10 (William Hill)