National League Best Bets | Tuesday 8th October
Football specialist Chris Bland (@blandc_1996) assesses Tuesday evening’s National League action and provides us with his best bets.
- 2019/2020 Profit & Loss: +3.74pts
Ebbsfleet v Torquay United
Ebbsfleet take on Torquay on Tuesday as Torquay look to build on two consecutive victories. Sat 9th in the league, Gary Johnson’s men recorded an impressive 4-0 win away at Stockport, before beating pre-season promotion favourites AFC Fylde 2-1 on Saturday.
Ebbsfleet on the other hand sit bottom of the National League Premier and are leaking goals. With 28 conceded, only AFC Fylde (29) have conceded more. They come up against a Torquay side who themselves are the third top scorers in the league with 25. In Jamie Reid, Torquay also possess the joint scorer in the National League, and will fancy his chances of adding to his tally against such a weak defence.
Priced at 31/10 (BetVictor), there is value in a Torquay side up against the home team with only two wins to their name this season.
Yeovil v Woking
Yeovil host Woking as they look to bounce back from a defeat against Hartlepool United on the weekend. After 7 wins in a row previous to that defeat, Yeovil’s games have been seeing plenty of goals. In their last 5 games, 4 have seen over 2.5 and both teams score, showcasing their attacking threat going forward, as well as a tendency to concede at the back.
Woking, sat 4th in the league, come into the game on the back of a hard fought 1-1 draw with Wrexham on Saturday. Without a win in 6, these games have seen both teams score in 5, and the they will fancy their chances of netting on Tuesday night. In Jake Hyde, Woking also have one of the most in form strikers in the division with 9 goals to his name and these statistics point me in the direction of expecting goals.
Priced at ¾ (Bet365), both teams to score takes my fancy in this encounter
Eastleigh v Maidenhead
Eastleigh will be looking to build on victory against Chesterfield on Saturday, and Maidenhead offer the perfect opposition to do so. Maidenhead were defeated 1-0 by FC Halifax on Saturday in a game where they could only muster a worrying 3 shots as chances have been few and far between in recent weeks. The 1-0 score line flattered Maidenhead, and leaves them without a win in 7 (a run that includes 5 defeats), stretching back to August. 2 goals in their last 6 also reinforces their struggles in front of goal, and although Eastleigh are leaking goals…
Eastleigh made it two wins from three as they look to bounce back from a disappointing start to the season, as goals from Tyrone Barnett and Marcus Barnes fired them to a 2-1 victory. The nature of their first goal, coming from a long throw, is an area where they can target the Maidenhead defence (as touched on above), whilst they possess impressive attacking threat in Marcus Barnes (on loan from Southampton and midfielder Danny Hollands, who already has 6 goals to his name this season.
Priced at 39/40, Eastleigh look a good price to continue their recent up turn in form and condemn Maidenhead to a fourth straight defeat.