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    Darran got a reaction from velos1 in Non league predictions- 13th January   
    Gateshead v Weston Super Mare I'm not surprised there has been some money for Weston because Gateshead looked a mess on Wednesday night, which is no surprise given the overhaul of players. However, whilst I am going to back Weston here, it is worth adding that they were playing by far the best side in Non-League this season. Chesterfield were really impressive and put them to the sword. Weston are clearly no Chesterfield and with a few days training they might be able to improve enough to win this, but I will take a chance that Weston can beat them.   Kidderminster v Altrincham One person I didn't expect to see back in management at this level was Phil Brown given how badly he did at Southend, but he has appeared at Kidderminster and I can only see them going down from here. To be fair I suspect they would have gone down anyway and they were awful at Rochdale last week. I wasn't the only one who backed them though because they were really well backed and even at half time when it was 0-0 they were still a shorter price than the one I put them up at. Altrincham had a tough Christmas as they got very lucky to get a point at Bromley before only picking up a point in the 2 games against Halifax. What was much better though was the win over Barnet last Saturday and they are way too big a price here to beat Kidderminster.   Hartlepool v Hampton & Richmond I don't often regret bets, but having watched how poor Darlington and Hartlepool were on Tuesday night I did regret those two. I thought they might both have turned a corner, but both were awful. Maybe back at home Hartlepool might be able to outplay Hampton in the same way they did Oxford last week, but this might even be a harder tie for them. Hampton did finally lose last week, but I guess it had to come eventually and for me they have a real chance of causing an upset here.   Bishops Stortford v Aldershot and Welling v Chesterfield I was surprised to see Aldershot at around 5/6 when I first looked at the fixtures because they really should be too strong for the side currently bottom of the National League North. I am going to add Chesterfield to them to make a double. Now I fully expect plenty of changes from the side who faced Gateshead on Wednesday and it is likely to be a similar team to the one who hammered Southport in the previous round. Apart from being away from home this game is no tougher for me and that Southport match highlighted the depth Chesterfield have right now.    St Ives v Nuneaton Very keen on the home side here. They have won 6 of their last 7 and in those 6 wins they have scored a huge 26 goals, having not scored less than 3. They were very impressive in the 2nd half last week to beat an in form Leiston side 5-0. Nuneaton have lost their manager, have no home and have lost players. They have won just one of their last 7 games and if St Ives can repeat their recent home performances then they really ought to be winning this.
    Prices from around 10.30 Friday morning    Weston Super Mare 1pt @ 17/5 with William Hill (bigger with Betfair and Paddy Power take up to 3/1) Altrincham 2pts @ 9/5 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 15/8 and take up to 11/8) Hampton & Richmond 1pt @ 18/5 with Betfair, Ladbrokes and Coral (take up to 3/1) Aldershot/Chesterfield 1pt double @ 2.19/1 with Betfred (bit bigger with Betfred and take up to 7/4) St Ives 4pts @ 6/5 with Skybet and Betfred (take up to 8/11)
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    Darran got a reaction from yossa6133 in Non league predictions- 13th January   
    Gateshead v Weston Super Mare I'm not surprised there has been some money for Weston because Gateshead looked a mess on Wednesday night, which is no surprise given the overhaul of players. However, whilst I am going to back Weston here, it is worth adding that they were playing by far the best side in Non-League this season. Chesterfield were really impressive and put them to the sword. Weston are clearly no Chesterfield and with a few days training they might be able to improve enough to win this, but I will take a chance that Weston can beat them.   Kidderminster v Altrincham One person I didn't expect to see back in management at this level was Phil Brown given how badly he did at Southend, but he has appeared at Kidderminster and I can only see them going down from here. To be fair I suspect they would have gone down anyway and they were awful at Rochdale last week. I wasn't the only one who backed them though because they were really well backed and even at half time when it was 0-0 they were still a shorter price than the one I put them up at. Altrincham had a tough Christmas as they got very lucky to get a point at Bromley before only picking up a point in the 2 games against Halifax. What was much better though was the win over Barnet last Saturday and they are way too big a price here to beat Kidderminster.   Hartlepool v Hampton & Richmond I don't often regret bets, but having watched how poor Darlington and Hartlepool were on Tuesday night I did regret those two. I thought they might both have turned a corner, but both were awful. Maybe back at home Hartlepool might be able to outplay Hampton in the same way they did Oxford last week, but this might even be a harder tie for them. Hampton did finally lose last week, but I guess it had to come eventually and for me they have a real chance of causing an upset here.   Bishops Stortford v Aldershot and Welling v Chesterfield I was surprised to see Aldershot at around 5/6 when I first looked at the fixtures because they really should be too strong for the side currently bottom of the National League North. I am going to add Chesterfield to them to make a double. Now I fully expect plenty of changes from the side who faced Gateshead on Wednesday and it is likely to be a similar team to the one who hammered Southport in the previous round. Apart from being away from home this game is no tougher for me and that Southport match highlighted the depth Chesterfield have right now.    St Ives v Nuneaton Very keen on the home side here. They have won 6 of their last 7 and in those 6 wins they have scored a huge 26 goals, having not scored less than 3. They were very impressive in the 2nd half last week to beat an in form Leiston side 5-0. Nuneaton have lost their manager, have no home and have lost players. They have won just one of their last 7 games and if St Ives can repeat their recent home performances then they really ought to be winning this.
    Prices from around 10.30 Friday morning    Weston Super Mare 1pt @ 17/5 with William Hill (bigger with Betfair and Paddy Power take up to 3/1) Altrincham 2pts @ 9/5 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 15/8 and take up to 11/8) Hampton & Richmond 1pt @ 18/5 with Betfair, Ladbrokes and Coral (take up to 3/1) Aldershot/Chesterfield 1pt double @ 2.19/1 with Betfred (bit bigger with Betfred and take up to 7/4) St Ives 4pts @ 6/5 with Skybet and Betfred (take up to 8/11)
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    Darran got a reaction from freddie01 in Non league predictions- 13th January   
    Gateshead v Weston Super Mare I'm not surprised there has been some money for Weston because Gateshead looked a mess on Wednesday night, which is no surprise given the overhaul of players. However, whilst I am going to back Weston here, it is worth adding that they were playing by far the best side in Non-League this season. Chesterfield were really impressive and put them to the sword. Weston are clearly no Chesterfield and with a few days training they might be able to improve enough to win this, but I will take a chance that Weston can beat them.   Kidderminster v Altrincham One person I didn't expect to see back in management at this level was Phil Brown given how badly he did at Southend, but he has appeared at Kidderminster and I can only see them going down from here. To be fair I suspect they would have gone down anyway and they were awful at Rochdale last week. I wasn't the only one who backed them though because they were really well backed and even at half time when it was 0-0 they were still a shorter price than the one I put them up at. Altrincham had a tough Christmas as they got very lucky to get a point at Bromley before only picking up a point in the 2 games against Halifax. What was much better though was the win over Barnet last Saturday and they are way too big a price here to beat Kidderminster.   Hartlepool v Hampton & Richmond I don't often regret bets, but having watched how poor Darlington and Hartlepool were on Tuesday night I did regret those two. I thought they might both have turned a corner, but both were awful. Maybe back at home Hartlepool might be able to outplay Hampton in the same way they did Oxford last week, but this might even be a harder tie for them. Hampton did finally lose last week, but I guess it had to come eventually and for me they have a real chance of causing an upset here.   Bishops Stortford v Aldershot and Welling v Chesterfield I was surprised to see Aldershot at around 5/6 when I first looked at the fixtures because they really should be too strong for the side currently bottom of the National League North. I am going to add Chesterfield to them to make a double. Now I fully expect plenty of changes from the side who faced Gateshead on Wednesday and it is likely to be a similar team to the one who hammered Southport in the previous round. Apart from being away from home this game is no tougher for me and that Southport match highlighted the depth Chesterfield have right now.    St Ives v Nuneaton Very keen on the home side here. They have won 6 of their last 7 and in those 6 wins they have scored a huge 26 goals, having not scored less than 3. They were very impressive in the 2nd half last week to beat an in form Leiston side 5-0. Nuneaton have lost their manager, have no home and have lost players. They have won just one of their last 7 games and if St Ives can repeat their recent home performances then they really ought to be winning this.
    Prices from around 10.30 Friday morning    Weston Super Mare 1pt @ 17/5 with William Hill (bigger with Betfair and Paddy Power take up to 3/1) Altrincham 2pts @ 9/5 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 15/8 and take up to 11/8) Hampton & Richmond 1pt @ 18/5 with Betfair, Ladbrokes and Coral (take up to 3/1) Aldershot/Chesterfield 1pt double @ 2.19/1 with Betfred (bit bigger with Betfred and take up to 7/4) St Ives 4pts @ 6/5 with Skybet and Betfred (take up to 8/11)
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    Darran got a reaction from andypandy23 in Non league predictions - January 6th   
    Rochdale v Kidderminster Risky one this, but Rochdale are down to the bare bones at the moment and if Kidderminster are to win another away game this could be the one. Rochdale never got involved at all against Fylde and were deservedly beaten. Kidderminster had a staggering 27 shots against Boreham Wood for an xG of 2.81 with Wood only having 5 shots with an xG of 0.79, most of which came from their 2nd goal. It was a little bit the story of Kiddies season though where they have out shot their opponents, but still failed to win. Like I say though this does look a very good time to be facing Rochdale so I make them a bet.   Braintree v Hampton & Richmond 3 losses on the bounce for the home side including losing 3-0 twice to Chelmsford and whilst Hampton's price has come in I still think there is value in them to continue their long unbeaten run. We finally got paid out on backing them on New Years Day and whilst Slough did create loads of shots and probably should have been in front at half time, in the 2nd half most of their chances were minor ones. Hampton got over the line though and they just keep finding a way of not losing. I'd make them even shorter than the price they've been backed into.   Gloucester v Southport/Slough v Taunton Happy to carry on opposing Southport and I think Gloucester are playing better than they are at the moment. Gloucester have been strong at home of late and were better than Hereford until the final 20 minutes (including the 10 minutes of injury time), when to be fair Hereford were all over them. The return fixture was fairly level and a draw the right result. Southport were well beaten by Curzon and if Gloucester can perform at home as they have in recent weeks then I think they will win this. Slough played well in both games against Hampton and Taunton have lost 7 players this week plus the players aren't happy with how the club are being run at the moment. Not ideal circumstances to be facing one of the in form sides at the moment. Both sides are being backed and I will put them in a double.   Beaconsfield v Swindon Supermarine (Southern Premier South) One win in ten for the home side and although Swindon were well beaten by Merthyr on Boxing Day that was just a blip as they went straight back to winning form against Didcot. They are the form side coming into this.   Harrow v Hanwell (Southern Premier South) Harrow have only picked up 4 points in their last 10 games and have only won 4 times all season. Hanwell had been on a poor run of form, but they have won their last 2 and drew with Totton prior to that so are coming into this game in better nick than their hosts.   Mickleover v AFC Telford (Southern Premier Central) The home side's long wining run at the start of the season seems a long time ago and they have won just twice in their last 10 games. They won their last game, but that was against Long Eaton who only have 8 points. This will be a much tougher test as Telford are unbeaten in 13 games and I'm surprised they are such a big price to win this game. As well as backing them for today's game I am also backing them to win the league. They are 4 points behind their hosts having played the same amount of games. Redditch have the same points as Mickleover having played a game more and Needham Market are also on the 44 point mark having played a game less. Leamington are on 42 points, but have played 3 more games than Mickleover and Telford. Stamford also have 40 points so it is quite tight, but Telford are the biggest side amongst those teams and that might just give them edge. They took a little time to adjust after relegation, but have clearly got better as the season has gone on and I think they have a very good chance of winning the title. Bet365 are 8/1 with each-way terms the first 3 1/5 odds, but I have taken the 10/1 with William Hill the first 2 at 1/3 odds. I think either offer is acceptable so up to you which you take, but I will settle to Hills terms as that's the one I have had the bet with.   Prices from 9am this morning 
      Kidderminster 1pt @ 13/5 with Paddy Power and Betfair(take up to 11/5) Hampton & Richmond 1pt @ 5/2 with Skybet and BetVictor (27/10 with Coral and take up to 2/1) Gloucester/Slough 1pt double @ 2.15/1 with Bet365 (take up to 7/4) Swindon Supermarine 1pt @ 9/5 with Skybet and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Hanwell 1pt @ 7/5 with Skybet, Bet365, Coral and Ladbrokes (Betfred are 6/4 and take up to 5/4) AFC Telford 1pt @ 23/10 with Skybet and Bet365 (take up to 9/5)   Ante-Post AFC Telford 1pt e/w @ 10/1 with William Hill (e/w 1/3 first 2)
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    Darran got a reaction from freddie01 in Non league predictions - January 6th   
    Rochdale v Kidderminster Risky one this, but Rochdale are down to the bare bones at the moment and if Kidderminster are to win another away game this could be the one. Rochdale never got involved at all against Fylde and were deservedly beaten. Kidderminster had a staggering 27 shots against Boreham Wood for an xG of 2.81 with Wood only having 5 shots with an xG of 0.79, most of which came from their 2nd goal. It was a little bit the story of Kiddies season though where they have out shot their opponents, but still failed to win. Like I say though this does look a very good time to be facing Rochdale so I make them a bet.   Braintree v Hampton & Richmond 3 losses on the bounce for the home side including losing 3-0 twice to Chelmsford and whilst Hampton's price has come in I still think there is value in them to continue their long unbeaten run. We finally got paid out on backing them on New Years Day and whilst Slough did create loads of shots and probably should have been in front at half time, in the 2nd half most of their chances were minor ones. Hampton got over the line though and they just keep finding a way of not losing. I'd make them even shorter than the price they've been backed into.   Gloucester v Southport/Slough v Taunton Happy to carry on opposing Southport and I think Gloucester are playing better than they are at the moment. Gloucester have been strong at home of late and were better than Hereford until the final 20 minutes (including the 10 minutes of injury time), when to be fair Hereford were all over them. The return fixture was fairly level and a draw the right result. Southport were well beaten by Curzon and if Gloucester can perform at home as they have in recent weeks then I think they will win this. Slough played well in both games against Hampton and Taunton have lost 7 players this week plus the players aren't happy with how the club are being run at the moment. Not ideal circumstances to be facing one of the in form sides at the moment. Both sides are being backed and I will put them in a double.   Beaconsfield v Swindon Supermarine (Southern Premier South) One win in ten for the home side and although Swindon were well beaten by Merthyr on Boxing Day that was just a blip as they went straight back to winning form against Didcot. They are the form side coming into this.   Harrow v Hanwell (Southern Premier South) Harrow have only picked up 4 points in their last 10 games and have only won 4 times all season. Hanwell had been on a poor run of form, but they have won their last 2 and drew with Totton prior to that so are coming into this game in better nick than their hosts.   Mickleover v AFC Telford (Southern Premier Central) The home side's long wining run at the start of the season seems a long time ago and they have won just twice in their last 10 games. They won their last game, but that was against Long Eaton who only have 8 points. This will be a much tougher test as Telford are unbeaten in 13 games and I'm surprised they are such a big price to win this game. As well as backing them for today's game I am also backing them to win the league. They are 4 points behind their hosts having played the same amount of games. Redditch have the same points as Mickleover having played a game more and Needham Market are also on the 44 point mark having played a game less. Leamington are on 42 points, but have played 3 more games than Mickleover and Telford. Stamford also have 40 points so it is quite tight, but Telford are the biggest side amongst those teams and that might just give them edge. They took a little time to adjust after relegation, but have clearly got better as the season has gone on and I think they have a very good chance of winning the title. Bet365 are 8/1 with each-way terms the first 3 1/5 odds, but I have taken the 10/1 with William Hill the first 2 at 1/3 odds. I think either offer is acceptable so up to you which you take, but I will settle to Hills terms as that's the one I have had the bet with.   Prices from 9am this morning 
      Kidderminster 1pt @ 13/5 with Paddy Power and Betfair(take up to 11/5) Hampton & Richmond 1pt @ 5/2 with Skybet and BetVictor (27/10 with Coral and take up to 2/1) Gloucester/Slough 1pt double @ 2.15/1 with Bet365 (take up to 7/4) Swindon Supermarine 1pt @ 9/5 with Skybet and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Hanwell 1pt @ 7/5 with Skybet, Bet365, Coral and Ladbrokes (Betfred are 6/4 and take up to 5/4) AFC Telford 1pt @ 23/10 with Skybet and Bet365 (take up to 9/5)   Ante-Post AFC Telford 1pt e/w @ 10/1 with William Hill (e/w 1/3 first 2)
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    Darran got a reaction from ThunderDan9 in Non league predictions - January 6th   
    Rochdale v Kidderminster Risky one this, but Rochdale are down to the bare bones at the moment and if Kidderminster are to win another away game this could be the one. Rochdale never got involved at all against Fylde and were deservedly beaten. Kidderminster had a staggering 27 shots against Boreham Wood for an xG of 2.81 with Wood only having 5 shots with an xG of 0.79, most of which came from their 2nd goal. It was a little bit the story of Kiddies season though where they have out shot their opponents, but still failed to win. Like I say though this does look a very good time to be facing Rochdale so I make them a bet.   Braintree v Hampton & Richmond 3 losses on the bounce for the home side including losing 3-0 twice to Chelmsford and whilst Hampton's price has come in I still think there is value in them to continue their long unbeaten run. We finally got paid out on backing them on New Years Day and whilst Slough did create loads of shots and probably should have been in front at half time, in the 2nd half most of their chances were minor ones. Hampton got over the line though and they just keep finding a way of not losing. I'd make them even shorter than the price they've been backed into.   Gloucester v Southport/Slough v Taunton Happy to carry on opposing Southport and I think Gloucester are playing better than they are at the moment. Gloucester have been strong at home of late and were better than Hereford until the final 20 minutes (including the 10 minutes of injury time), when to be fair Hereford were all over them. The return fixture was fairly level and a draw the right result. Southport were well beaten by Curzon and if Gloucester can perform at home as they have in recent weeks then I think they will win this. Slough played well in both games against Hampton and Taunton have lost 7 players this week plus the players aren't happy with how the club are being run at the moment. Not ideal circumstances to be facing one of the in form sides at the moment. Both sides are being backed and I will put them in a double.   Beaconsfield v Swindon Supermarine (Southern Premier South) One win in ten for the home side and although Swindon were well beaten by Merthyr on Boxing Day that was just a blip as they went straight back to winning form against Didcot. They are the form side coming into this.   Harrow v Hanwell (Southern Premier South) Harrow have only picked up 4 points in their last 10 games and have only won 4 times all season. Hanwell had been on a poor run of form, but they have won their last 2 and drew with Totton prior to that so are coming into this game in better nick than their hosts.   Mickleover v AFC Telford (Southern Premier Central) The home side's long wining run at the start of the season seems a long time ago and they have won just twice in their last 10 games. They won their last game, but that was against Long Eaton who only have 8 points. This will be a much tougher test as Telford are unbeaten in 13 games and I'm surprised they are such a big price to win this game. As well as backing them for today's game I am also backing them to win the league. They are 4 points behind their hosts having played the same amount of games. Redditch have the same points as Mickleover having played a game more and Needham Market are also on the 44 point mark having played a game less. Leamington are on 42 points, but have played 3 more games than Mickleover and Telford. Stamford also have 40 points so it is quite tight, but Telford are the biggest side amongst those teams and that might just give them edge. They took a little time to adjust after relegation, but have clearly got better as the season has gone on and I think they have a very good chance of winning the title. Bet365 are 8/1 with each-way terms the first 3 1/5 odds, but I have taken the 10/1 with William Hill the first 2 at 1/3 odds. I think either offer is acceptable so up to you which you take, but I will settle to Hills terms as that's the one I have had the bet with.   Prices from 9am this morning 
      Kidderminster 1pt @ 13/5 with Paddy Power and Betfair(take up to 11/5) Hampton & Richmond 1pt @ 5/2 with Skybet and BetVictor (27/10 with Coral and take up to 2/1) Gloucester/Slough 1pt double @ 2.15/1 with Bet365 (take up to 7/4) Swindon Supermarine 1pt @ 9/5 with Skybet and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Hanwell 1pt @ 7/5 with Skybet, Bet365, Coral and Ladbrokes (Betfred are 6/4 and take up to 5/4) AFC Telford 1pt @ 23/10 with Skybet and Bet365 (take up to 9/5)   Ante-Post AFC Telford 1pt e/w @ 10/1 with William Hill (e/w 1/3 first 2)
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    Darran got a reaction from yossa6133 in Non league predictions - January 6th   
    Rochdale v Kidderminster Risky one this, but Rochdale are down to the bare bones at the moment and if Kidderminster are to win another away game this could be the one. Rochdale never got involved at all against Fylde and were deservedly beaten. Kidderminster had a staggering 27 shots against Boreham Wood for an xG of 2.81 with Wood only having 5 shots with an xG of 0.79, most of which came from their 2nd goal. It was a little bit the story of Kiddies season though where they have out shot their opponents, but still failed to win. Like I say though this does look a very good time to be facing Rochdale so I make them a bet.   Braintree v Hampton & Richmond 3 losses on the bounce for the home side including losing 3-0 twice to Chelmsford and whilst Hampton's price has come in I still think there is value in them to continue their long unbeaten run. We finally got paid out on backing them on New Years Day and whilst Slough did create loads of shots and probably should have been in front at half time, in the 2nd half most of their chances were minor ones. Hampton got over the line though and they just keep finding a way of not losing. I'd make them even shorter than the price they've been backed into.   Gloucester v Southport/Slough v Taunton Happy to carry on opposing Southport and I think Gloucester are playing better than they are at the moment. Gloucester have been strong at home of late and were better than Hereford until the final 20 minutes (including the 10 minutes of injury time), when to be fair Hereford were all over them. The return fixture was fairly level and a draw the right result. Southport were well beaten by Curzon and if Gloucester can perform at home as they have in recent weeks then I think they will win this. Slough played well in both games against Hampton and Taunton have lost 7 players this week plus the players aren't happy with how the club are being run at the moment. Not ideal circumstances to be facing one of the in form sides at the moment. Both sides are being backed and I will put them in a double.   Beaconsfield v Swindon Supermarine (Southern Premier South) One win in ten for the home side and although Swindon were well beaten by Merthyr on Boxing Day that was just a blip as they went straight back to winning form against Didcot. They are the form side coming into this.   Harrow v Hanwell (Southern Premier South) Harrow have only picked up 4 points in their last 10 games and have only won 4 times all season. Hanwell had been on a poor run of form, but they have won their last 2 and drew with Totton prior to that so are coming into this game in better nick than their hosts.   Mickleover v AFC Telford (Southern Premier Central) The home side's long wining run at the start of the season seems a long time ago and they have won just twice in their last 10 games. They won their last game, but that was against Long Eaton who only have 8 points. This will be a much tougher test as Telford are unbeaten in 13 games and I'm surprised they are such a big price to win this game. As well as backing them for today's game I am also backing them to win the league. They are 4 points behind their hosts having played the same amount of games. Redditch have the same points as Mickleover having played a game more and Needham Market are also on the 44 point mark having played a game less. Leamington are on 42 points, but have played 3 more games than Mickleover and Telford. Stamford also have 40 points so it is quite tight, but Telford are the biggest side amongst those teams and that might just give them edge. They took a little time to adjust after relegation, but have clearly got better as the season has gone on and I think they have a very good chance of winning the title. Bet365 are 8/1 with each-way terms the first 3 1/5 odds, but I have taken the 10/1 with William Hill the first 2 at 1/3 odds. I think either offer is acceptable so up to you which you take, but I will settle to Hills terms as that's the one I have had the bet with.   Prices from 9am this morning 
      Kidderminster 1pt @ 13/5 with Paddy Power and Betfair(take up to 11/5) Hampton & Richmond 1pt @ 5/2 with Skybet and BetVictor (27/10 with Coral and take up to 2/1) Gloucester/Slough 1pt double @ 2.15/1 with Bet365 (take up to 7/4) Swindon Supermarine 1pt @ 9/5 with Skybet and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Hanwell 1pt @ 7/5 with Skybet, Bet365, Coral and Ladbrokes (Betfred are 6/4 and take up to 5/4) AFC Telford 1pt @ 23/10 with Skybet and Bet365 (take up to 9/5)   Ante-Post AFC Telford 1pt e/w @ 10/1 with William Hill (e/w 1/3 first 2)
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    Darran got a reaction from buga00 in Non-League Predictions - Boxing Day   
    Dagenham & Redbridge v Eastleigh Granted Eastleigh have not always been great away from home this season, but Dagenham continue to put some very limp performances in at home and as I highlighted in Saturday's preview even lost to Wealdstone in their last home game. I'm sure Paul McCallum will be keen to get on the scoresheet given he used to be at Dagenham and he continues to be in fine form. I'd be even more confident if Eastleigh had been better on their travels, but the price makes little sense to me and looks the best bet of Boxing Day.   Ebbsfleet v Bromley Bromley should have won with ease last night, but a mix of good defending and not being clinical enough cost them. Play like that again and they should eat an Ebbsfleet side who are struggling for wins. I don't think there is a huge amount in the price, but enough for me to play.   Dover v Aveley Granted Dover have won just once all season and they have picked up 11 draws, but I am happy to continue opposing Aveley and Dover are surely going to edge a game at some point given how close they are from gaining the 3 points.   Havant & Waterlooville v Farnborough Farnborough have only won once away all season and they were very lucky to get 3 points on Saturday against Braintree. Their goal was a penalty and they created little else whereas Braintree's xG was 2.05. Havant were unfortunate not to pick something up at Truro as it was a 30 yard wonder strike which proved to be the only goal of the game. Back at home I think they can get back to winning ways.   Torquay v Truro Torquay had a few players missing on Saturday and were poor losing at Chelmsford. Their home form has been strong to be fair and they might well bounce back, but with Truro in picking up wins I will take a chance that they can pull off a victory.   Eastleigh 2pts @ 11/5 with Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Bromley 1pt @ 23/20 with Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to Evs) Dover 1pt @ 15/8 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 2/1 and take up to 6/4) Havant 2pts @ 6/4 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 13/8 and take up to 11/10) Truro 1pt @ 13/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 11/5)   Prices from 3pm Christmas Eve   Eastleigh 2pts @ 11/5 with Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Bromley 1pt @ 23/20 with Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to Evs) Dover 1pt @ 15/8 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 2/1 and take up to 6/4) Havant 2pts @ 6/4 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 13/8 and take up to 11/10) Truro 1pt @ 13/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 11/5)
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    Dagenham & Redbridge v Eastleigh Granted Eastleigh have not always been great away from home this season, but Dagenham continue to put some very limp performances in at home and as I highlighted in Saturday's preview even lost to Wealdstone in their last home game. I'm sure Paul McCallum will be keen to get on the scoresheet given he used to be at Dagenham and he continues to be in fine form. I'd be even more confident if Eastleigh had been better on their travels, but the price makes little sense to me and looks the best bet of Boxing Day.   Ebbsfleet v Bromley Bromley should have won with ease last night, but a mix of good defending and not being clinical enough cost them. Play like that again and they should eat an Ebbsfleet side who are struggling for wins. I don't think there is a huge amount in the price, but enough for me to play.   Dover v Aveley Granted Dover have won just once all season and they have picked up 11 draws, but I am happy to continue opposing Aveley and Dover are surely going to edge a game at some point given how close they are from gaining the 3 points.   Havant & Waterlooville v Farnborough Farnborough have only won once away all season and they were very lucky to get 3 points on Saturday against Braintree. Their goal was a penalty and they created little else whereas Braintree's xG was 2.05. Havant were unfortunate not to pick something up at Truro as it was a 30 yard wonder strike which proved to be the only goal of the game. Back at home I think they can get back to winning ways.   Torquay v Truro Torquay had a few players missing on Saturday and were poor losing at Chelmsford. Their home form has been strong to be fair and they might well bounce back, but with Truro in picking up wins I will take a chance that they can pull off a victory.   Eastleigh 2pts @ 11/5 with Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Bromley 1pt @ 23/20 with Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to Evs) Dover 1pt @ 15/8 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 2/1 and take up to 6/4) Havant 2pts @ 6/4 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 13/8 and take up to 11/10) Truro 1pt @ 13/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 11/5)   Prices from 3pm Christmas Eve   Eastleigh 2pts @ 11/5 with Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Bromley 1pt @ 23/20 with Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to Evs) Dover 1pt @ 15/8 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 2/1 and take up to 6/4) Havant 2pts @ 6/4 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 13/8 and take up to 11/10) Truro 1pt @ 13/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 11/5)
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    Dagenham & Redbridge v Eastleigh Granted Eastleigh have not always been great away from home this season, but Dagenham continue to put some very limp performances in at home and as I highlighted in Saturday's preview even lost to Wealdstone in their last home game. I'm sure Paul McCallum will be keen to get on the scoresheet given he used to be at Dagenham and he continues to be in fine form. I'd be even more confident if Eastleigh had been better on their travels, but the price makes little sense to me and looks the best bet of Boxing Day.   Ebbsfleet v Bromley Bromley should have won with ease last night, but a mix of good defending and not being clinical enough cost them. Play like that again and they should eat an Ebbsfleet side who are struggling for wins. I don't think there is a huge amount in the price, but enough for me to play.   Dover v Aveley Granted Dover have won just once all season and they have picked up 11 draws, but I am happy to continue opposing Aveley and Dover are surely going to edge a game at some point given how close they are from gaining the 3 points.   Havant & Waterlooville v Farnborough Farnborough have only won once away all season and they were very lucky to get 3 points on Saturday against Braintree. Their goal was a penalty and they created little else whereas Braintree's xG was 2.05. Havant were unfortunate not to pick something up at Truro as it was a 30 yard wonder strike which proved to be the only goal of the game. Back at home I think they can get back to winning ways.   Torquay v Truro Torquay had a few players missing on Saturday and were poor losing at Chelmsford. Their home form has been strong to be fair and they might well bounce back, but with Truro in picking up wins I will take a chance that they can pull off a victory.   Eastleigh 2pts @ 11/5 with Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Bromley 1pt @ 23/20 with Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to Evs) Dover 1pt @ 15/8 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 2/1 and take up to 6/4) Havant 2pts @ 6/4 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 13/8 and take up to 11/10) Truro 1pt @ 13/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 11/5)   Prices from 3pm Christmas Eve   Eastleigh 2pts @ 11/5 with Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Bromley 1pt @ 23/20 with Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to Evs) Dover 1pt @ 15/8 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 2/1 and take up to 6/4) Havant 2pts @ 6/4 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 13/8 and take up to 11/10) Truro 1pt @ 13/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 11/5)
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    Dagenham & Redbridge v Eastleigh Granted Eastleigh have not always been great away from home this season, but Dagenham continue to put some very limp performances in at home and as I highlighted in Saturday's preview even lost to Wealdstone in their last home game. I'm sure Paul McCallum will be keen to get on the scoresheet given he used to be at Dagenham and he continues to be in fine form. I'd be even more confident if Eastleigh had been better on their travels, but the price makes little sense to me and looks the best bet of Boxing Day.   Ebbsfleet v Bromley Bromley should have won with ease last night, but a mix of good defending and not being clinical enough cost them. Play like that again and they should eat an Ebbsfleet side who are struggling for wins. I don't think there is a huge amount in the price, but enough for me to play.   Dover v Aveley Granted Dover have won just once all season and they have picked up 11 draws, but I am happy to continue opposing Aveley and Dover are surely going to edge a game at some point given how close they are from gaining the 3 points.   Havant & Waterlooville v Farnborough Farnborough have only won once away all season and they were very lucky to get 3 points on Saturday against Braintree. Their goal was a penalty and they created little else whereas Braintree's xG was 2.05. Havant were unfortunate not to pick something up at Truro as it was a 30 yard wonder strike which proved to be the only goal of the game. Back at home I think they can get back to winning ways.   Torquay v Truro Torquay had a few players missing on Saturday and were poor losing at Chelmsford. Their home form has been strong to be fair and they might well bounce back, but with Truro in picking up wins I will take a chance that they can pull off a victory.   Eastleigh 2pts @ 11/5 with Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Bromley 1pt @ 23/20 with Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to Evs) Dover 1pt @ 15/8 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 2/1 and take up to 6/4) Havant 2pts @ 6/4 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 13/8 and take up to 11/10) Truro 1pt @ 13/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 11/5)   Prices from 3pm Christmas Eve   Eastleigh 2pts @ 11/5 with Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Bromley 1pt @ 23/20 with Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to Evs) Dover 1pt @ 15/8 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 2/1 and take up to 6/4) Havant 2pts @ 6/4 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 13/8 and take up to 11/10) Truro 1pt @ 13/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 11/5)
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    Dagenham & Redbridge v Eastleigh Granted Eastleigh have not always been great away from home this season, but Dagenham continue to put some very limp performances in at home and as I highlighted in Saturday's preview even lost to Wealdstone in their last home game. I'm sure Paul McCallum will be keen to get on the scoresheet given he used to be at Dagenham and he continues to be in fine form. I'd be even more confident if Eastleigh had been better on their travels, but the price makes little sense to me and looks the best bet of Boxing Day.   Ebbsfleet v Bromley Bromley should have won with ease last night, but a mix of good defending and not being clinical enough cost them. Play like that again and they should eat an Ebbsfleet side who are struggling for wins. I don't think there is a huge amount in the price, but enough for me to play.   Dover v Aveley Granted Dover have won just once all season and they have picked up 11 draws, but I am happy to continue opposing Aveley and Dover are surely going to edge a game at some point given how close they are from gaining the 3 points.   Havant & Waterlooville v Farnborough Farnborough have only won once away all season and they were very lucky to get 3 points on Saturday against Braintree. Their goal was a penalty and they created little else whereas Braintree's xG was 2.05. Havant were unfortunate not to pick something up at Truro as it was a 30 yard wonder strike which proved to be the only goal of the game. Back at home I think they can get back to winning ways.   Torquay v Truro Torquay had a few players missing on Saturday and were poor losing at Chelmsford. Their home form has been strong to be fair and they might well bounce back, but with Truro in picking up wins I will take a chance that they can pull off a victory.   Eastleigh 2pts @ 11/5 with Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Bromley 1pt @ 23/20 with Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to Evs) Dover 1pt @ 15/8 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 2/1 and take up to 6/4) Havant 2pts @ 6/4 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 13/8 and take up to 11/10) Truro 1pt @ 13/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 11/5)   Prices from 3pm Christmas Eve   Eastleigh 2pts @ 11/5 with Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Bromley 1pt @ 23/20 with Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to Evs) Dover 1pt @ 15/8 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 2/1 and take up to 6/4) Havant 2pts @ 6/4 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 13/8 and take up to 11/10) Truro 1pt @ 13/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 11/5)
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    Dagenham & Redbridge v Eastleigh Granted Eastleigh have not always been great away from home this season, but Dagenham continue to put some very limp performances in at home and as I highlighted in Saturday's preview even lost to Wealdstone in their last home game. I'm sure Paul McCallum will be keen to get on the scoresheet given he used to be at Dagenham and he continues to be in fine form. I'd be even more confident if Eastleigh had been better on their travels, but the price makes little sense to me and looks the best bet of Boxing Day.   Ebbsfleet v Bromley Bromley should have won with ease last night, but a mix of good defending and not being clinical enough cost them. Play like that again and they should eat an Ebbsfleet side who are struggling for wins. I don't think there is a huge amount in the price, but enough for me to play.   Dover v Aveley Granted Dover have won just once all season and they have picked up 11 draws, but I am happy to continue opposing Aveley and Dover are surely going to edge a game at some point given how close they are from gaining the 3 points.   Havant & Waterlooville v Farnborough Farnborough have only won once away all season and they were very lucky to get 3 points on Saturday against Braintree. Their goal was a penalty and they created little else whereas Braintree's xG was 2.05. Havant were unfortunate not to pick something up at Truro as it was a 30 yard wonder strike which proved to be the only goal of the game. Back at home I think they can get back to winning ways.   Torquay v Truro Torquay had a few players missing on Saturday and were poor losing at Chelmsford. Their home form has been strong to be fair and they might well bounce back, but with Truro in picking up wins I will take a chance that they can pull off a victory.   Eastleigh 2pts @ 11/5 with Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Bromley 1pt @ 23/20 with Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to Evs) Dover 1pt @ 15/8 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 2/1 and take up to 6/4) Havant 2pts @ 6/4 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 13/8 and take up to 11/10) Truro 1pt @ 13/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 11/5)   Prices from 3pm Christmas Eve   Eastleigh 2pts @ 11/5 with Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Bromley 1pt @ 23/20 with Bet365, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to Evs) Dover 1pt @ 15/8 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 2/1 and take up to 6/4) Havant 2pts @ 6/4 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (Skybet are 13/8 and take up to 11/10) Truro 1pt @ 13/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 11/5)
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    Bromley v Altrincham This game is live on TV and I'm going to take a chance on the away side. Granted Bromley have only lost one in their last 10, but that was when they blew a 2 goal lead against Aldershot. They were poor against Southend last week and were lucky to win which given Southend's issues was a bit of a surprise. I think there is a case to be made that Altrincham are the 2nd best side in the league at the moment and obviously they are making a mockery of their 125/1 ante-post quotes. I'd still have Bromley as favourites given they are at home, but I do think Alty have a better chance than the odds suggest.   Chesterfield v Aldershot This bet is probably going to be a loser, but Aldershot are too big here so I have to take a flyer at the prices. Chesterfield have won every game at home in the league bar one which they drew and will win the title with ease, but Aldershot at their best are dangerous, as they have proven plenty of times this season. They will need to defend a lot better than they did against Eastleigh last Saturday as it was a horror show on that front, but they did end up scoring 3 goals and as their manager said afterwards they won the 2nd half, but 5 was just too many goals to make up. I just wonder if they struggled a little after beating Stockport a few days previous and whilst away from home they haven't been as good as they have at home they are capable of putting in a performance and making things hard for Chesterfield.   Wealdstone v Hartlepool Proof last week how bad Dagenham are at home because Wealdstone managed to get their first away win of the season having only picked up 2 points on their travels prior to that. At home they have won 7, drawn 3 and ironically it was Dagenham that were the only team to beat them. Hartlepool didn't do too badly in the 1-0 loss to Chesterfield last Saturday, but they haven't really been that good for a while now and I'm keen on the home side getting another 3 points here.   Woking v Maidenhead I'm always wary of opposing a team with a new manager, but I am going to take on Woking again here. I'm amazed that Maidenhead are nearer the play-offs than the relegation zone because they looked awful earlier in the season. They put in the worst performance I have watched so far this season against Southend and I really did think this was the year they might drop, but Devonshire has pulled it out of the bag yet again. They are unbeaten in 7 league games now and whilst Woking will take a bit of confidence from the Dorking win, they might just need a bit more work.   Aveley v Slough I don't think there is a huge amount in the price here on Slough, but I am going to continue my opposition of Aveley who just aren't as good as they were earlier in the season. Slough have only lost twice in their last 10 and I think they are playing better than their hosts right now.   Truro v Havant & Waterlooville Havant do need to prove they can do it away from home, but they have won all 3 games since King was sacked scoring 9 goals in the process and have kept clean sheets the last twice against Hemel and Taunton. They look a different side and given the quality through the squad they really shouldn't be in the relegation zone. Truro to be fair to them are in decent nick themselves having won 3 of their last 4 league games and the defeat was to Maidstone. On paper though Havant are the better side and now they have the winning feeling back they are a fair bet here.   Altrincham 1pt @ 2/1 with Skybet, Paddy Power, Betfair, BetVictor and Betfred (take up to 7/4) Aldershot 1pt @ 17/2 with Bet365 and Ladbrokes (Coral are 9/1 and take up to 6/1) Wealdstone 1pt @ 13/10 with Bet365, Skybet and Betfred (take up to 11/10) Maidenhead 1pt @ 5/2 with Skybet and BetVictor (take up to 2/1) Slough 1pt @ 9/5 with Paddy Power, Betfair Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Havant 1pt @ 5/2 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair
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    Bromley v Altrincham This game is live on TV and I'm going to take a chance on the away side. Granted Bromley have only lost one in their last 10, but that was when they blew a 2 goal lead against Aldershot. They were poor against Southend last week and were lucky to win which given Southend's issues was a bit of a surprise. I think there is a case to be made that Altrincham are the 2nd best side in the league at the moment and obviously they are making a mockery of their 125/1 ante-post quotes. I'd still have Bromley as favourites given they are at home, but I do think Alty have a better chance than the odds suggest.   Chesterfield v Aldershot This bet is probably going to be a loser, but Aldershot are too big here so I have to take a flyer at the prices. Chesterfield have won every game at home in the league bar one which they drew and will win the title with ease, but Aldershot at their best are dangerous, as they have proven plenty of times this season. They will need to defend a lot better than they did against Eastleigh last Saturday as it was a horror show on that front, but they did end up scoring 3 goals and as their manager said afterwards they won the 2nd half, but 5 was just too many goals to make up. I just wonder if they struggled a little after beating Stockport a few days previous and whilst away from home they haven't been as good as they have at home they are capable of putting in a performance and making things hard for Chesterfield.   Wealdstone v Hartlepool Proof last week how bad Dagenham are at home because Wealdstone managed to get their first away win of the season having only picked up 2 points on their travels prior to that. At home they have won 7, drawn 3 and ironically it was Dagenham that were the only team to beat them. Hartlepool didn't do too badly in the 1-0 loss to Chesterfield last Saturday, but they haven't really been that good for a while now and I'm keen on the home side getting another 3 points here.   Woking v Maidenhead I'm always wary of opposing a team with a new manager, but I am going to take on Woking again here. I'm amazed that Maidenhead are nearer the play-offs than the relegation zone because they looked awful earlier in the season. They put in the worst performance I have watched so far this season against Southend and I really did think this was the year they might drop, but Devonshire has pulled it out of the bag yet again. They are unbeaten in 7 league games now and whilst Woking will take a bit of confidence from the Dorking win, they might just need a bit more work.   Aveley v Slough I don't think there is a huge amount in the price here on Slough, but I am going to continue my opposition of Aveley who just aren't as good as they were earlier in the season. Slough have only lost twice in their last 10 and I think they are playing better than their hosts right now.   Truro v Havant & Waterlooville Havant do need to prove they can do it away from home, but they have won all 3 games since King was sacked scoring 9 goals in the process and have kept clean sheets the last twice against Hemel and Taunton. They look a different side and given the quality through the squad they really shouldn't be in the relegation zone. Truro to be fair to them are in decent nick themselves having won 3 of their last 4 league games and the defeat was to Maidstone. On paper though Havant are the better side and now they have the winning feeling back they are a fair bet here.   Altrincham 1pt @ 2/1 with Skybet, Paddy Power, Betfair, BetVictor and Betfred (take up to 7/4) Aldershot 1pt @ 17/2 with Bet365 and Ladbrokes (Coral are 9/1 and take up to 6/1) Wealdstone 1pt @ 13/10 with Bet365, Skybet and Betfred (take up to 11/10) Maidenhead 1pt @ 5/2 with Skybet and BetVictor (take up to 2/1) Slough 1pt @ 9/5 with Paddy Power, Betfair Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Havant 1pt @ 5/2 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair
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    Bromley v Altrincham This game is live on TV and I'm going to take a chance on the away side. Granted Bromley have only lost one in their last 10, but that was when they blew a 2 goal lead against Aldershot. They were poor against Southend last week and were lucky to win which given Southend's issues was a bit of a surprise. I think there is a case to be made that Altrincham are the 2nd best side in the league at the moment and obviously they are making a mockery of their 125/1 ante-post quotes. I'd still have Bromley as favourites given they are at home, but I do think Alty have a better chance than the odds suggest.   Chesterfield v Aldershot This bet is probably going to be a loser, but Aldershot are too big here so I have to take a flyer at the prices. Chesterfield have won every game at home in the league bar one which they drew and will win the title with ease, but Aldershot at their best are dangerous, as they have proven plenty of times this season. They will need to defend a lot better than they did against Eastleigh last Saturday as it was a horror show on that front, but they did end up scoring 3 goals and as their manager said afterwards they won the 2nd half, but 5 was just too many goals to make up. I just wonder if they struggled a little after beating Stockport a few days previous and whilst away from home they haven't been as good as they have at home they are capable of putting in a performance and making things hard for Chesterfield.   Wealdstone v Hartlepool Proof last week how bad Dagenham are at home because Wealdstone managed to get their first away win of the season having only picked up 2 points on their travels prior to that. At home they have won 7, drawn 3 and ironically it was Dagenham that were the only team to beat them. Hartlepool didn't do too badly in the 1-0 loss to Chesterfield last Saturday, but they haven't really been that good for a while now and I'm keen on the home side getting another 3 points here.   Woking v Maidenhead I'm always wary of opposing a team with a new manager, but I am going to take on Woking again here. I'm amazed that Maidenhead are nearer the play-offs than the relegation zone because they looked awful earlier in the season. They put in the worst performance I have watched so far this season against Southend and I really did think this was the year they might drop, but Devonshire has pulled it out of the bag yet again. They are unbeaten in 7 league games now and whilst Woking will take a bit of confidence from the Dorking win, they might just need a bit more work.   Aveley v Slough I don't think there is a huge amount in the price here on Slough, but I am going to continue my opposition of Aveley who just aren't as good as they were earlier in the season. Slough have only lost twice in their last 10 and I think they are playing better than their hosts right now.   Truro v Havant & Waterlooville Havant do need to prove they can do it away from home, but they have won all 3 games since King was sacked scoring 9 goals in the process and have kept clean sheets the last twice against Hemel and Taunton. They look a different side and given the quality through the squad they really shouldn't be in the relegation zone. Truro to be fair to them are in decent nick themselves having won 3 of their last 4 league games and the defeat was to Maidstone. On paper though Havant are the better side and now they have the winning feeling back they are a fair bet here.   Altrincham 1pt @ 2/1 with Skybet, Paddy Power, Betfair, BetVictor and Betfred (take up to 7/4) Aldershot 1pt @ 17/2 with Bet365 and Ladbrokes (Coral are 9/1 and take up to 6/1) Wealdstone 1pt @ 13/10 with Bet365, Skybet and Betfred (take up to 11/10) Maidenhead 1pt @ 5/2 with Skybet and BetVictor (take up to 2/1) Slough 1pt @ 9/5 with Paddy Power, Betfair Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Havant 1pt @ 5/2 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair
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    Bromley v Altrincham This game is live on TV and I'm going to take a chance on the away side. Granted Bromley have only lost one in their last 10, but that was when they blew a 2 goal lead against Aldershot. They were poor against Southend last week and were lucky to win which given Southend's issues was a bit of a surprise. I think there is a case to be made that Altrincham are the 2nd best side in the league at the moment and obviously they are making a mockery of their 125/1 ante-post quotes. I'd still have Bromley as favourites given they are at home, but I do think Alty have a better chance than the odds suggest.   Chesterfield v Aldershot This bet is probably going to be a loser, but Aldershot are too big here so I have to take a flyer at the prices. Chesterfield have won every game at home in the league bar one which they drew and will win the title with ease, but Aldershot at their best are dangerous, as they have proven plenty of times this season. They will need to defend a lot better than they did against Eastleigh last Saturday as it was a horror show on that front, but they did end up scoring 3 goals and as their manager said afterwards they won the 2nd half, but 5 was just too many goals to make up. I just wonder if they struggled a little after beating Stockport a few days previous and whilst away from home they haven't been as good as they have at home they are capable of putting in a performance and making things hard for Chesterfield.   Wealdstone v Hartlepool Proof last week how bad Dagenham are at home because Wealdstone managed to get their first away win of the season having only picked up 2 points on their travels prior to that. At home they have won 7, drawn 3 and ironically it was Dagenham that were the only team to beat them. Hartlepool didn't do too badly in the 1-0 loss to Chesterfield last Saturday, but they haven't really been that good for a while now and I'm keen on the home side getting another 3 points here.   Woking v Maidenhead I'm always wary of opposing a team with a new manager, but I am going to take on Woking again here. I'm amazed that Maidenhead are nearer the play-offs than the relegation zone because they looked awful earlier in the season. They put in the worst performance I have watched so far this season against Southend and I really did think this was the year they might drop, but Devonshire has pulled it out of the bag yet again. They are unbeaten in 7 league games now and whilst Woking will take a bit of confidence from the Dorking win, they might just need a bit more work.   Aveley v Slough I don't think there is a huge amount in the price here on Slough, but I am going to continue my opposition of Aveley who just aren't as good as they were earlier in the season. Slough have only lost twice in their last 10 and I think they are playing better than their hosts right now.   Truro v Havant & Waterlooville Havant do need to prove they can do it away from home, but they have won all 3 games since King was sacked scoring 9 goals in the process and have kept clean sheets the last twice against Hemel and Taunton. They look a different side and given the quality through the squad they really shouldn't be in the relegation zone. Truro to be fair to them are in decent nick themselves having won 3 of their last 4 league games and the defeat was to Maidstone. On paper though Havant are the better side and now they have the winning feeling back they are a fair bet here.   Altrincham 1pt @ 2/1 with Skybet, Paddy Power, Betfair, BetVictor and Betfred (take up to 7/4) Aldershot 1pt @ 17/2 with Bet365 and Ladbrokes (Coral are 9/1 and take up to 6/1) Wealdstone 1pt @ 13/10 with Bet365, Skybet and Betfred (take up to 11/10) Maidenhead 1pt @ 5/2 with Skybet and BetVictor (take up to 2/1) Slough 1pt @ 9/5 with Paddy Power, Betfair Bet365 and Betfred (take up to 6/4) Havant 1pt @ 5/2 with Skybet, Paddy Power and Betfair
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    Dorking v Woking I wish Woking were playing someone better than Dorking as I think it would be a lump on job, but hopefully taking them on will still pay off tomorrow. Woking still don't have a manager and have lost their last 7 games in all competitions. Away from home their have lost their last 4 and in three of those they took the lead. They were a goal up against Ramsgate and lost 2-1, they lost 3-2 to Oxford City, they were 2 up at Boreham Wood and lost 4-2 and then on Tuesday night they were 2 up against Weston-Super-Mare and lost 3-2. I've got no idea why they haven't got a manager yet as it's been about a month now and clearly confidence is rock bottom right now. Dorking have had some poor performances on the road of late. They lost 6-0 to Gateshead and were very lucky to get a 3-3 draw on the TV at Fylde. At home though it has been better and they have won 3 of their last 4 including beating Maidenhead 3-0 in the FA Trophy last week. On paper Woking do have the better team, but they aren't playing like it and I'm not sure going to Dorking's dodgy 3G pitch is going to be what they need right now.   Solihull v Oldham Nearly got paid out by opposing Oldham last week and I will take them on again here although again I sort of wish it wasn't Solihull they were playing. To be fair they beat Scunthorpe in the Trophy last week which is a good effort given their side, but they have lost their last 3 league games. Oldham are still far from convincing as highlighted by that Ebbsfleet loss in their last league game and hopefully Solihull can pick up the 3 points.    Banbury v Farsley Celtic The only game Celtic have lost in their last 7 games was to Radcliffe in the FA Trophy and they incredibly scored two goals in injury time to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Curzon on Tuesday. That was just their 2nd win at home (they have drawn 6), but away from home they have won half of their away matches. Banbury are also doing very well away from home as they showed at Kings Lynn on Tuesday, but at home they have won just twice. Don't think there is much between these two sides and given their respective home and away form I think there is value in backing Celtic.   Bishops Stortford v Hereford Taking a bit of a chance here and it would be typical after backing them in a couple of away games recently if Hereford did win this, but they lost both those games and then drew at Farsley. They have won just twice on the road, yet at home they have won 8 times. Bishops Stortford have done pretty well at home this season. Yes they have conceded 4 goals 3 times, but in their other home games they have lost it has been very close and they have won 4 times. At the prices I am happy to take a chance on the home side.   Braintree v Aveley Usually I wouldn't only go a point on a team at this sort of price, but I do think they are slight value still so worth a point. I mentioned last week I thought Aveley were beginning to struggle and again we just failed to get paid out as they drew with Hungerford. Braintree had superb home form last season and it is the same again this time around having won 6 times and losing just the once to Maidstone. If they can keep up the good home performances then I think they will get the 3 points here.   Havant & Waterlooville v Taunton I was very surprised that the Steve King era was a massive failure at Havant given his CV, but for whatever reason it didn't work and you can't ignore the fact they have won both games since he left. I watched a fair bit of the game on Wednesday against Hemel and I thought they deserved the win and scored two goals. Their squad is much better than their league position and they are finally showing it. Taunton are good at home, but away from home they have won just once. Now they have drawn most of their away games so that is a possibility, but now Havant have found that winning grove I think they are value to beat Taunton.   Canvey Island v Potters Bar Happy to back Potters Bar again here as I did at the start of the month. In the league only Hornchurch have beaten them since they lost to Margate on September 9th. Canvey have only lost a couple of times at home and did beat Chatham in their last home game, but Potters Bar just shouldn't be as big as they are given their superb run.    Prices from 6pm Friday Dorking 1pt @ 12/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to 15/8) Solihull 1pt @ 7/4 with Bet365, Skybet and Coral (take up to 11/8) Farsley 1pt @ 11/5 with Bet365 (take up to 7/4) Bishops Stortford 1pt @ 16/5 with Skybet and Bet365 (take up to 5/2) Braintree 1pt @ 19/20 with Bet365, Betfred, Skybet and William Hill (take up to 5/6) Havant & Waterlooville 1pt @ 6/4 with Bet365 Potters Bar 1pt @ 16/5 with Skybet and Betfred (Hills are 100/30 and take up to 9/4)
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    Dorking v Woking I wish Woking were playing someone better than Dorking as I think it would be a lump on job, but hopefully taking them on will still pay off tomorrow. Woking still don't have a manager and have lost their last 7 games in all competitions. Away from home their have lost their last 4 and in three of those they took the lead. They were a goal up against Ramsgate and lost 2-1, they lost 3-2 to Oxford City, they were 2 up at Boreham Wood and lost 4-2 and then on Tuesday night they were 2 up against Weston-Super-Mare and lost 3-2. I've got no idea why they haven't got a manager yet as it's been about a month now and clearly confidence is rock bottom right now. Dorking have had some poor performances on the road of late. They lost 6-0 to Gateshead and were very lucky to get a 3-3 draw on the TV at Fylde. At home though it has been better and they have won 3 of their last 4 including beating Maidenhead 3-0 in the FA Trophy last week. On paper Woking do have the better team, but they aren't playing like it and I'm not sure going to Dorking's dodgy 3G pitch is going to be what they need right now.   Solihull v Oldham Nearly got paid out by opposing Oldham last week and I will take them on again here although again I sort of wish it wasn't Solihull they were playing. To be fair they beat Scunthorpe in the Trophy last week which is a good effort given their side, but they have lost their last 3 league games. Oldham are still far from convincing as highlighted by that Ebbsfleet loss in their last league game and hopefully Solihull can pick up the 3 points.    Banbury v Farsley Celtic The only game Celtic have lost in their last 7 games was to Radcliffe in the FA Trophy and they incredibly scored two goals in injury time to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Curzon on Tuesday. That was just their 2nd win at home (they have drawn 6), but away from home they have won half of their away matches. Banbury are also doing very well away from home as they showed at Kings Lynn on Tuesday, but at home they have won just twice. Don't think there is much between these two sides and given their respective home and away form I think there is value in backing Celtic.   Bishops Stortford v Hereford Taking a bit of a chance here and it would be typical after backing them in a couple of away games recently if Hereford did win this, but they lost both those games and then drew at Farsley. They have won just twice on the road, yet at home they have won 8 times. Bishops Stortford have done pretty well at home this season. Yes they have conceded 4 goals 3 times, but in their other home games they have lost it has been very close and they have won 4 times. At the prices I am happy to take a chance on the home side.   Braintree v Aveley Usually I wouldn't only go a point on a team at this sort of price, but I do think they are slight value still so worth a point. I mentioned last week I thought Aveley were beginning to struggle and again we just failed to get paid out as they drew with Hungerford. Braintree had superb home form last season and it is the same again this time around having won 6 times and losing just the once to Maidstone. If they can keep up the good home performances then I think they will get the 3 points here.   Havant & Waterlooville v Taunton I was very surprised that the Steve King era was a massive failure at Havant given his CV, but for whatever reason it didn't work and you can't ignore the fact they have won both games since he left. I watched a fair bit of the game on Wednesday against Hemel and I thought they deserved the win and scored two goals. Their squad is much better than their league position and they are finally showing it. Taunton are good at home, but away from home they have won just once. Now they have drawn most of their away games so that is a possibility, but now Havant have found that winning grove I think they are value to beat Taunton.   Canvey Island v Potters Bar Happy to back Potters Bar again here as I did at the start of the month. In the league only Hornchurch have beaten them since they lost to Margate on September 9th. Canvey have only lost a couple of times at home and did beat Chatham in their last home game, but Potters Bar just shouldn't be as big as they are given their superb run.    Prices from 6pm Friday Dorking 1pt @ 12/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to 15/8) Solihull 1pt @ 7/4 with Bet365, Skybet and Coral (take up to 11/8) Farsley 1pt @ 11/5 with Bet365 (take up to 7/4) Bishops Stortford 1pt @ 16/5 with Skybet and Bet365 (take up to 5/2) Braintree 1pt @ 19/20 with Bet365, Betfred, Skybet and William Hill (take up to 5/6) Havant & Waterlooville 1pt @ 6/4 with Bet365 Potters Bar 1pt @ 16/5 with Skybet and Betfred (Hills are 100/30 and take up to 9/4)
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    Dorking v Woking I wish Woking were playing someone better than Dorking as I think it would be a lump on job, but hopefully taking them on will still pay off tomorrow. Woking still don't have a manager and have lost their last 7 games in all competitions. Away from home their have lost their last 4 and in three of those they took the lead. They were a goal up against Ramsgate and lost 2-1, they lost 3-2 to Oxford City, they were 2 up at Boreham Wood and lost 4-2 and then on Tuesday night they were 2 up against Weston-Super-Mare and lost 3-2. I've got no idea why they haven't got a manager yet as it's been about a month now and clearly confidence is rock bottom right now. Dorking have had some poor performances on the road of late. They lost 6-0 to Gateshead and were very lucky to get a 3-3 draw on the TV at Fylde. At home though it has been better and they have won 3 of their last 4 including beating Maidenhead 3-0 in the FA Trophy last week. On paper Woking do have the better team, but they aren't playing like it and I'm not sure going to Dorking's dodgy 3G pitch is going to be what they need right now.   Solihull v Oldham Nearly got paid out by opposing Oldham last week and I will take them on again here although again I sort of wish it wasn't Solihull they were playing. To be fair they beat Scunthorpe in the Trophy last week which is a good effort given their side, but they have lost their last 3 league games. Oldham are still far from convincing as highlighted by that Ebbsfleet loss in their last league game and hopefully Solihull can pick up the 3 points.    Banbury v Farsley Celtic The only game Celtic have lost in their last 7 games was to Radcliffe in the FA Trophy and they incredibly scored two goals in injury time to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Curzon on Tuesday. That was just their 2nd win at home (they have drawn 6), but away from home they have won half of their away matches. Banbury are also doing very well away from home as they showed at Kings Lynn on Tuesday, but at home they have won just twice. Don't think there is much between these two sides and given their respective home and away form I think there is value in backing Celtic.   Bishops Stortford v Hereford Taking a bit of a chance here and it would be typical after backing them in a couple of away games recently if Hereford did win this, but they lost both those games and then drew at Farsley. They have won just twice on the road, yet at home they have won 8 times. Bishops Stortford have done pretty well at home this season. Yes they have conceded 4 goals 3 times, but in their other home games they have lost it has been very close and they have won 4 times. At the prices I am happy to take a chance on the home side.   Braintree v Aveley Usually I wouldn't only go a point on a team at this sort of price, but I do think they are slight value still so worth a point. I mentioned last week I thought Aveley were beginning to struggle and again we just failed to get paid out as they drew with Hungerford. Braintree had superb home form last season and it is the same again this time around having won 6 times and losing just the once to Maidstone. If they can keep up the good home performances then I think they will get the 3 points here.   Havant & Waterlooville v Taunton I was very surprised that the Steve King era was a massive failure at Havant given his CV, but for whatever reason it didn't work and you can't ignore the fact they have won both games since he left. I watched a fair bit of the game on Wednesday against Hemel and I thought they deserved the win and scored two goals. Their squad is much better than their league position and they are finally showing it. Taunton are good at home, but away from home they have won just once. Now they have drawn most of their away games so that is a possibility, but now Havant have found that winning grove I think they are value to beat Taunton.   Canvey Island v Potters Bar Happy to back Potters Bar again here as I did at the start of the month. In the league only Hornchurch have beaten them since they lost to Margate on September 9th. Canvey have only lost a couple of times at home and did beat Chatham in their last home game, but Potters Bar just shouldn't be as big as they are given their superb run.    Prices from 6pm Friday Dorking 1pt @ 12/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to 15/8) Solihull 1pt @ 7/4 with Bet365, Skybet and Coral (take up to 11/8) Farsley 1pt @ 11/5 with Bet365 (take up to 7/4) Bishops Stortford 1pt @ 16/5 with Skybet and Bet365 (take up to 5/2) Braintree 1pt @ 19/20 with Bet365, Betfred, Skybet and William Hill (take up to 5/6) Havant & Waterlooville 1pt @ 6/4 with Bet365 Potters Bar 1pt @ 16/5 with Skybet and Betfred (Hills are 100/30 and take up to 9/4)
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    Dorking v Woking I wish Woking were playing someone better than Dorking as I think it would be a lump on job, but hopefully taking them on will still pay off tomorrow. Woking still don't have a manager and have lost their last 7 games in all competitions. Away from home their have lost their last 4 and in three of those they took the lead. They were a goal up against Ramsgate and lost 2-1, they lost 3-2 to Oxford City, they were 2 up at Boreham Wood and lost 4-2 and then on Tuesday night they were 2 up against Weston-Super-Mare and lost 3-2. I've got no idea why they haven't got a manager yet as it's been about a month now and clearly confidence is rock bottom right now. Dorking have had some poor performances on the road of late. They lost 6-0 to Gateshead and were very lucky to get a 3-3 draw on the TV at Fylde. At home though it has been better and they have won 3 of their last 4 including beating Maidenhead 3-0 in the FA Trophy last week. On paper Woking do have the better team, but they aren't playing like it and I'm not sure going to Dorking's dodgy 3G pitch is going to be what they need right now.   Solihull v Oldham Nearly got paid out by opposing Oldham last week and I will take them on again here although again I sort of wish it wasn't Solihull they were playing. To be fair they beat Scunthorpe in the Trophy last week which is a good effort given their side, but they have lost their last 3 league games. Oldham are still far from convincing as highlighted by that Ebbsfleet loss in their last league game and hopefully Solihull can pick up the 3 points.    Banbury v Farsley Celtic The only game Celtic have lost in their last 7 games was to Radcliffe in the FA Trophy and they incredibly scored two goals in injury time to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Curzon on Tuesday. That was just their 2nd win at home (they have drawn 6), but away from home they have won half of their away matches. Banbury are also doing very well away from home as they showed at Kings Lynn on Tuesday, but at home they have won just twice. Don't think there is much between these two sides and given their respective home and away form I think there is value in backing Celtic.   Bishops Stortford v Hereford Taking a bit of a chance here and it would be typical after backing them in a couple of away games recently if Hereford did win this, but they lost both those games and then drew at Farsley. They have won just twice on the road, yet at home they have won 8 times. Bishops Stortford have done pretty well at home this season. Yes they have conceded 4 goals 3 times, but in their other home games they have lost it has been very close and they have won 4 times. At the prices I am happy to take a chance on the home side.   Braintree v Aveley Usually I wouldn't only go a point on a team at this sort of price, but I do think they are slight value still so worth a point. I mentioned last week I thought Aveley were beginning to struggle and again we just failed to get paid out as they drew with Hungerford. Braintree had superb home form last season and it is the same again this time around having won 6 times and losing just the once to Maidstone. If they can keep up the good home performances then I think they will get the 3 points here.   Havant & Waterlooville v Taunton I was very surprised that the Steve King era was a massive failure at Havant given his CV, but for whatever reason it didn't work and you can't ignore the fact they have won both games since he left. I watched a fair bit of the game on Wednesday against Hemel and I thought they deserved the win and scored two goals. Their squad is much better than their league position and they are finally showing it. Taunton are good at home, but away from home they have won just once. Now they have drawn most of their away games so that is a possibility, but now Havant have found that winning grove I think they are value to beat Taunton.   Canvey Island v Potters Bar Happy to back Potters Bar again here as I did at the start of the month. In the league only Hornchurch have beaten them since they lost to Margate on September 9th. Canvey have only lost a couple of times at home and did beat Chatham in their last home game, but Potters Bar just shouldn't be as big as they are given their superb run.    Prices from 6pm Friday Dorking 1pt @ 12/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to 15/8) Solihull 1pt @ 7/4 with Bet365, Skybet and Coral (take up to 11/8) Farsley 1pt @ 11/5 with Bet365 (take up to 7/4) Bishops Stortford 1pt @ 16/5 with Skybet and Bet365 (take up to 5/2) Braintree 1pt @ 19/20 with Bet365, Betfred, Skybet and William Hill (take up to 5/6) Havant & Waterlooville 1pt @ 6/4 with Bet365 Potters Bar 1pt @ 16/5 with Skybet and Betfred (Hills are 100/30 and take up to 9/4)
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    Dorking v Woking I wish Woking were playing someone better than Dorking as I think it would be a lump on job, but hopefully taking them on will still pay off tomorrow. Woking still don't have a manager and have lost their last 7 games in all competitions. Away from home their have lost their last 4 and in three of those they took the lead. They were a goal up against Ramsgate and lost 2-1, they lost 3-2 to Oxford City, they were 2 up at Boreham Wood and lost 4-2 and then on Tuesday night they were 2 up against Weston-Super-Mare and lost 3-2. I've got no idea why they haven't got a manager yet as it's been about a month now and clearly confidence is rock bottom right now. Dorking have had some poor performances on the road of late. They lost 6-0 to Gateshead and were very lucky to get a 3-3 draw on the TV at Fylde. At home though it has been better and they have won 3 of their last 4 including beating Maidenhead 3-0 in the FA Trophy last week. On paper Woking do have the better team, but they aren't playing like it and I'm not sure going to Dorking's dodgy 3G pitch is going to be what they need right now.   Solihull v Oldham Nearly got paid out by opposing Oldham last week and I will take them on again here although again I sort of wish it wasn't Solihull they were playing. To be fair they beat Scunthorpe in the Trophy last week which is a good effort given their side, but they have lost their last 3 league games. Oldham are still far from convincing as highlighted by that Ebbsfleet loss in their last league game and hopefully Solihull can pick up the 3 points.    Banbury v Farsley Celtic The only game Celtic have lost in their last 7 games was to Radcliffe in the FA Trophy and they incredibly scored two goals in injury time to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Curzon on Tuesday. That was just their 2nd win at home (they have drawn 6), but away from home they have won half of their away matches. Banbury are also doing very well away from home as they showed at Kings Lynn on Tuesday, but at home they have won just twice. Don't think there is much between these two sides and given their respective home and away form I think there is value in backing Celtic.   Bishops Stortford v Hereford Taking a bit of a chance here and it would be typical after backing them in a couple of away games recently if Hereford did win this, but they lost both those games and then drew at Farsley. They have won just twice on the road, yet at home they have won 8 times. Bishops Stortford have done pretty well at home this season. Yes they have conceded 4 goals 3 times, but in their other home games they have lost it has been very close and they have won 4 times. At the prices I am happy to take a chance on the home side.   Braintree v Aveley Usually I wouldn't only go a point on a team at this sort of price, but I do think they are slight value still so worth a point. I mentioned last week I thought Aveley were beginning to struggle and again we just failed to get paid out as they drew with Hungerford. Braintree had superb home form last season and it is the same again this time around having won 6 times and losing just the once to Maidstone. If they can keep up the good home performances then I think they will get the 3 points here.   Havant & Waterlooville v Taunton I was very surprised that the Steve King era was a massive failure at Havant given his CV, but for whatever reason it didn't work and you can't ignore the fact they have won both games since he left. I watched a fair bit of the game on Wednesday against Hemel and I thought they deserved the win and scored two goals. Their squad is much better than their league position and they are finally showing it. Taunton are good at home, but away from home they have won just once. Now they have drawn most of their away games so that is a possibility, but now Havant have found that winning grove I think they are value to beat Taunton.   Canvey Island v Potters Bar Happy to back Potters Bar again here as I did at the start of the month. In the league only Hornchurch have beaten them since they lost to Margate on September 9th. Canvey have only lost a couple of times at home and did beat Chatham in their last home game, but Potters Bar just shouldn't be as big as they are given their superb run.    Prices from 6pm Friday Dorking 1pt @ 12/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to 15/8) Solihull 1pt @ 7/4 with Bet365, Skybet and Coral (take up to 11/8) Farsley 1pt @ 11/5 with Bet365 (take up to 7/4) Bishops Stortford 1pt @ 16/5 with Skybet and Bet365 (take up to 5/2) Braintree 1pt @ 19/20 with Bet365, Betfred, Skybet and William Hill (take up to 5/6) Havant & Waterlooville 1pt @ 6/4 with Bet365 Potters Bar 1pt @ 16/5 with Skybet and Betfred (Hills are 100/30 and take up to 9/4)
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    Dorking v Woking I wish Woking were playing someone better than Dorking as I think it would be a lump on job, but hopefully taking them on will still pay off tomorrow. Woking still don't have a manager and have lost their last 7 games in all competitions. Away from home their have lost their last 4 and in three of those they took the lead. They were a goal up against Ramsgate and lost 2-1, they lost 3-2 to Oxford City, they were 2 up at Boreham Wood and lost 4-2 and then on Tuesday night they were 2 up against Weston-Super-Mare and lost 3-2. I've got no idea why they haven't got a manager yet as it's been about a month now and clearly confidence is rock bottom right now. Dorking have had some poor performances on the road of late. They lost 6-0 to Gateshead and were very lucky to get a 3-3 draw on the TV at Fylde. At home though it has been better and they have won 3 of their last 4 including beating Maidenhead 3-0 in the FA Trophy last week. On paper Woking do have the better team, but they aren't playing like it and I'm not sure going to Dorking's dodgy 3G pitch is going to be what they need right now.   Solihull v Oldham Nearly got paid out by opposing Oldham last week and I will take them on again here although again I sort of wish it wasn't Solihull they were playing. To be fair they beat Scunthorpe in the Trophy last week which is a good effort given their side, but they have lost their last 3 league games. Oldham are still far from convincing as highlighted by that Ebbsfleet loss in their last league game and hopefully Solihull can pick up the 3 points.    Banbury v Farsley Celtic The only game Celtic have lost in their last 7 games was to Radcliffe in the FA Trophy and they incredibly scored two goals in injury time to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Curzon on Tuesday. That was just their 2nd win at home (they have drawn 6), but away from home they have won half of their away matches. Banbury are also doing very well away from home as they showed at Kings Lynn on Tuesday, but at home they have won just twice. Don't think there is much between these two sides and given their respective home and away form I think there is value in backing Celtic.   Bishops Stortford v Hereford Taking a bit of a chance here and it would be typical after backing them in a couple of away games recently if Hereford did win this, but they lost both those games and then drew at Farsley. They have won just twice on the road, yet at home they have won 8 times. Bishops Stortford have done pretty well at home this season. Yes they have conceded 4 goals 3 times, but in their other home games they have lost it has been very close and they have won 4 times. At the prices I am happy to take a chance on the home side.   Braintree v Aveley Usually I wouldn't only go a point on a team at this sort of price, but I do think they are slight value still so worth a point. I mentioned last week I thought Aveley were beginning to struggle and again we just failed to get paid out as they drew with Hungerford. Braintree had superb home form last season and it is the same again this time around having won 6 times and losing just the once to Maidstone. If they can keep up the good home performances then I think they will get the 3 points here.   Havant & Waterlooville v Taunton I was very surprised that the Steve King era was a massive failure at Havant given his CV, but for whatever reason it didn't work and you can't ignore the fact they have won both games since he left. I watched a fair bit of the game on Wednesday against Hemel and I thought they deserved the win and scored two goals. Their squad is much better than their league position and they are finally showing it. Taunton are good at home, but away from home they have won just once. Now they have drawn most of their away games so that is a possibility, but now Havant have found that winning grove I think they are value to beat Taunton.   Canvey Island v Potters Bar Happy to back Potters Bar again here as I did at the start of the month. In the league only Hornchurch have beaten them since they lost to Margate on September 9th. Canvey have only lost a couple of times at home and did beat Chatham in their last home game, but Potters Bar just shouldn't be as big as they are given their superb run.    Prices from 6pm Friday Dorking 1pt @ 12/5 with Skybet, Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (take up to 15/8) Solihull 1pt @ 7/4 with Bet365, Skybet and Coral (take up to 11/8) Farsley 1pt @ 11/5 with Bet365 (take up to 7/4) Bishops Stortford 1pt @ 16/5 with Skybet and Bet365 (take up to 5/2) Braintree 1pt @ 19/20 with Bet365, Betfred, Skybet and William Hill (take up to 5/6) Havant & Waterlooville 1pt @ 6/4 with Bet365 Potters Bar 1pt @ 16/5 with Skybet and Betfred (Hills are 100/30 and take up to 9/4)
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    Darran got a reaction from buga00 in Non-League Predictions - 9th December   
    Aveley v Hungerford I watched a bit of the Aveley game against Welling on Monday night and when Welling had their keeper sent off I thought they would win quite comfortably. The player who they put in goal looked pretty ropey when he failed to deal with a cross along the floor in what was a slightly bizarre 2nd goal. Aveley struggled in the 2nd half though and in the end conceded again and ended up with just a point. This came on the back off losing 4-3 on Saturday to Farnborough, a side who hadn't won away all season, having been 3-1 up. I just get the feeling that after their very strong start they are beginning to reach their natural level squad wise and that for me gives Hungerford a chance here. They are in the play-offs in their division and haven't lost in 9 games in the league. They knocked out Truro in the previous round and could well knock out another NLS side here.   Barnet v Maidstone Two sides I took on last week in the FA Cup unsuccessfully with Barnet getting a draw late on (which they by all accounts did deserve) and Maidstone getting a victory over a disappointing Barrow. I'm pretty keen on Maidstone here because I think they will be taking this more seriously than Barnet will. Barnet have their replay live on TV on Tuesday night and given the winner plays Eastleigh it is a really good chance to reach the 4th Round. They will surely be putting in their effort for that and of course the league campaign and making sure they finish in the top 3. I think Brennan will rest players for this with the replay and a busy Christmas schedule in mind. Maidstone don't have another game until the following Saturday so there is no real reason why they would rest players and no doubt they will want to go and cause another Cup upset.    Chippenham v Gloucester Fair bit on the line here as both sides have players who used to play for the other team and Gloucester's manager used to manage Chippenham. As I put last week ahead of the Chester game which was called off, Gloucester's last two performances have seen a big improvement which were a 3-0 win over Braintree in this and a 4-2 win over Spennymoor in the league. They do still have to prove they can do it away, but I think they are over priced to win this given those last two efforts.   Curzon Ashton v Macclesfield I know Curzon are 6th in the National League North at the moment, but I think you can make a case for Macclesfield having a stronger side than their hosts. They have done well since Alex Bruce took over and are scoring lots of goals as well. They put 4 past Alfreton in the previous round which made up for the fact Alfreton had beaten them in the FA Cup earlier in the season. Curzon are unbeaten in their last 5 league games, but they haven't had the hardest fixtures in the world and this will be a tough test for them. I think Macclesfield are way over priced for this.   Dagenham & Redbridge v Peterborough Sports Taking a bit of a flyer here, but Dagenham haven't been overly convincing at home so far this season and Sports have been in good form on the whole in recent weeks. In the last 10 games form table they are 5th and I think they are the type of side who could potentially beat a misfiring side like Dagenham. They have only won 3 at home in the league, whilst losing the other 8 games and that has to be concerning so I give Sports a chance of causing an upset.   Oldham v Mickleover Taking even a bigger flyer here, but given how poor Oldham were against Ebbsfleet in their last game I will take a chance that high flying Mickleover can cause an upset. I'm not sure how seriously Mellon will take the FA Trophy and he might use the game to rest some of his first team, even so they are still very up and down regarding their performances. Fair to say Mickleover aren't in as strong form as they were earlier in the season and they have only won once in their last 7 league games, but they had an impressive 3-1 win at Spennymoor in the previous round. Obviously Oldham are the most likely winners, but at a huge price it is worth taking a chance on Mickleover.   Prices from Thursday 6pm   Hungerford 1pt @ 15/4 with Paddy Power and Betfair (21/5 with Coral and take up to 3/1) Maidstone 2pts @ 4/1 with Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred (19/5 with Hills and take up to 5/2) Gloucester 1pt @ 29/10 with Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 2/1) Macclesfield 2pts @ 100/30 with Paddy Power and Betfair (take up to 2/1) Peterborough Sports 1pt @ 9/2 with Paddy Power, Betfair, William Hill, Betfred and Bet365 (take up to 7/2) Mickleover 1pt @ 15/2 with Skybet, Paddy Power, Betfair and William Hill (take up to 6/1)
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    Time to start up the thread again for another season. Some of the leading contenders have already been out over in Ireland although those trained over here have yet to run. A few bookies have priced up the race and to start I will go through those at the head of the market.   Ferns Lock - Many people felt he should have gone to Cheltenham last year, but young horses have got a very poor recent record in the race and the fact he was beaten at 4/11 at Fairyhouse over Easter did suggest to me connections made the right decision. He returned last month at Dromahane where he was reportedly 80% fit and drifted in the betting although still going off favourite in a 13 runner field. He put in a very impressive performance though and showed the class he showed plenty of times last season. The 2nd Dinny Lacey won on his next start to give the form a boost as well. At this stage I agree with his position at the head of the market because he was one of the top 3 horses I saw last year. My guess is we will see him at Down Royal on Boxing Day next.    Its On The Line - Flew up the run-in last season to finish 2nd to Premier Magic and after falling at Aintree went on to win at Punchestown beating Vaucelet by a length. He did run again after that when being beaten in a point by Cheltenham 4th Rocky's Howya. He ran the week before Ferns Lock at Damma House and beat the ex Paul Nicholls trained Jeremy Pass by 1/2L. It was a solid start and it wouldn't be a shock if he went to Down Royal either. He was beaten 12L by Ferns Lock at Fairyhouse last November, but he was in better form later in the season. He is the same age as Ferns Lock and there ought to be more to come. Easy to see why he is 2nd in the betting.   Ramillies - Was with Willie Mullins, but is now with David Christie. He pulled up in the Brown Advisory last season and was 6th in the Albert Bartlett the year before. He was only 3rd in his first two points, but then won twice in back to back weeks last month beating Hardline by 4L and then won by 44L. The trainer mentioned going to Down Royal with him which would give us a better idea as to where he stands with the likes of Ferns Lock, but I would be with his stablemate at this stage.   Samcro - Wasn't able to run in British hunter chases last season, but can now and after winning at Tinahely last month Gordon Elliott said he would have one further run before going to Cheltenham. He ran in 3 points last year and was very impressive in wining all 3. The win last month was by a much shorter margin, but he did it snugly. He had lost his way big time under rules and was rated 146 over fences when last seen. I would like to see that next run in a hunter chase because I want to gain a better idea as to if he is a reformed horse or if he just enjoyed going pointing and as soon as he goes back under rules he goes back to his former ways. What I will say is that he would have to be in much better form to be a winning chance in this than he was when last seen under rules and horses with his profile don't seem to win the race anymore.   Famous Clermont - Failed to get up the hill last season and then duly made amends at Aintree. He's not run yet, but connections are of the thinking he doesn't stay and so will skip Cheltenham. I must admit I would be tempted to give him another go especially on decent ground, because horses who have looked like non-stayers in the past have gone on to win this race. On The Fringe is the one that really springs to mind regarding that and I think Famous Clermont might be capable of doing something similar if allowed to. Is set to start off his season at Larkhill on New Years Eve.   Vaucelet - Was sent off favourite for this last year and never threatened to get involved although in the end he was only beaten 10L in 7th so it wasn't a dreadful run. After that he was 2nd at Punchestown, Downpatrick and Stratford and he has become a little bit frustrating. I know he could be in for a long season, but the fact he has only finished 3rd in his two runs so far this season doesn't exactly bode well. Based on that you could add a 0 to his 10/1 quote for this and even if he does get back into form he is behind Ferns Lock in the stables pecking order.   Premier Magic - Last year's winner won't be going off at 66/1 this time around that's for certain! Yet to be seen and I don't know of the plan with him, but he did return at the Chaddesley Corbett meeting over Christmas last season so would be no shock if that was his seasonal return this time around.   Rocky's Howya - He was a very progressive horse in Irish points last season and it was no surprise to see him run a blinder in this back in March. In the end he finished 4th after leading and then getting hampered by a loose horse on the run-in. He won 3 more points after that including beating Its On The Line. He is yet to reappear this season, but hopefully all is well as he looks an exciting horse for this season.   Fakir D'Alene - Was 2nd in a point to start the season off, but he then finished 3rd in the Troytown and his trainer said he would be running in the big handicap chases this season so doesn't look a likely runner.   Secret Investor - Fell in this last year early on, but did go on to win the big one at Stratford in good style. His trainer did say in his stable tour though that he thinks the horse doesn't like Cheltenham and won't be aimed at the race.   The Bosses Oscar - Has run in 4 points already, but the only victory came first time out at the start of October. Was beaten 13L into 4th by Ferns Lock and whilst he has qualified he wouldn't look to be good enough at this stage.   Time Leader - The only horse worth mentioning from Britain that has run this season. Was a massive improver for Joe O'Shea last season and whilst his name isn't down as the trainer anymore, you can be guaranteed he is still heavily involved. Ran a huge race at Aintree and it seems that rather than Cheltenham is the target. Was hugely impressive first up this season, but then pulled up in very testing ground at Chaddesley Corbett. He's better than that, but my feeling is 3m2f round Cheltenham would stretch his stamina.
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