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About Johnmccain

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  1. Non-League Predictions > December 15th

    Hey Darran, what do you reckon to a potential upset at Barrow by Halifax in the trophy? Barrow been going well recently but they have just lost their top scorer in loanee Ty Smith going back to Sheffield United. We saw last week that Halifax can be difficult to grind down as was the case at Dagenham. Their league positions aren't miles apart and the odds of up to 4/1 on Halifax look too high to me. Also Solihull away at Southport. Both have midweek FA cup replays that they'll want to prioritise, but crucially the Southport game is on Monday whilst Solihull is on Tuesday. Think Solihull might have a bit better squad depth, so just over evens seems to be value for a game that Southport will surely rest the majority of first-teamers.
  2. Unfortunate as Casuals certainly didn't look too bad from what the stats suggested. Probably needed more end product.
  3. Non-League Predictions > December 1st

    Great again Darran! I was cheeky enough to put on a Daggers/Blyth double with massive odds, and I saw the score at 90 minutes so I wrote it off. Woke up this morning to a great surprise. Got to love a turnaround like that
  4. Rochdale, Cambridge and Grimsby look appealing at the prices. Rochdale better at home but who knows how Shrewsbury will play - could go wither way. Cambridge turning a corner and beat Colchester midweek, so they have some fight. Grimsby the same beating MK Dons comfortably and should have too much for a poor Crawley side.
  5. Non-League Predictions > October 30th

    I'm going to take on Oxford City against Chippenham Town. Betting on Chippenham can be a bit risky, as this season they have produced some really hit-and-miss results, but I think there is value in their price tonight. Oxford's recent results don't look all that bad if you consider their last 5, in which they are 3-1-1 with comfortable wins over Dartford and Hemel thrown in there, but 2 of those victories and a draw were in the Cup. Their league form is poor and reads 1-0-4. I was interested to see how they would do after their good results in the cup in Saturday's game against a decent-at-best Chelmsford side, but after going 1 up they ended up losing 1 - 3. Chippenham are clearly capable of getting results. They've recently won away at Torquay and just before that they beat Billericay, so we know they can show up on their day. Their home form is better than their away form but I still think they should probably be considered as favourites in this one. I'm happy to take 6/4 out here with the Spanish William Hill. Chippenham Town to win 6/4
  6. Non-League Predictions > September 1st

    I quite like the look of Bognor Regis Town against Kingstonian in the Isthmian Prem. The odds for Bognor are below evens and deservedly so, but at between 4/5 and 5/6 I think there's value in there. Bognor are unbeaten, and averaging over 2 goals per game up to now. Their 2 home games so far this season have ended 3 - 0 and 3 - 1, and Kingstonian haven't managed to score more than a goal a game since the first game of the season, which they also lost. I don't have many markets to choose from here in Spain other than H2H markets, and I'm happy to take 4/5 with William Hill.
  7. Non-League Predictions > August 18th

    Hey Darran, any tips regarding the Isthmian Prem? Whitehawk's amazing revival that was unfortunately in vain doesn't seem to have transferred over this season. Haven't seen you tip up anything this season yet! Just wondering if you still had your finger on the pulse?
  8. Non-League Predictions > April 7th

    Think I'm going to stick to my day job...
  9. Non-League Predictions > April 7th

    As always great write ups Darran I like a couple of games this weekend: Wealdstone vs. Bath Wealdstone seem to be coasting a little bit, and have quite a few fixtures to pack in before the end of the season. Bath have an outside chance of reaching the playoffs, albeit an outside one as they have played a game more than those around them and are still chasing. Still, I think that belief and some good recent results, including a hammering of Gloucester and respectable draw away at Hemel, make them a decent shout. I'm happy to take them as slight favourites at 2.5 on Sportium. Blyth vs. Kidderminster Blyth's form in the last 4 matches has been to lose all 4, and this is reflected in their odds. However, they have quite a good form at home, and I am willing to take them to beat Kidderminster. A victory would be the third win in a row for them at home, despite not playing a home game at all since February. Kiddy are also no great shakes, and their current form suggests they could easily score 1 or 2 goals here. They look comfortable to make the playoffs though, and this does not seem to be a must-win game for them, whilst Blyth's slim playoff chances really hang on this game. I'm willing to take that risk and go for a home win at 3.2 with Sportium.
  10. Non-League Predictions > April 3rd-5th

    Thanks for that info. That certainly makes a difference... I'm happy to take the bet on but perhaps with a little less stake. 2 - 2 with Ashton certainly isn't a terrible result, but Ashton have also recently drawn with Mickleover 1 - 1. I'm not particularly bothered about the potential home advantage. Mickleover have played at home once in the last 7 matches. I think it's a gamble but I think Stalybridge should be slight favourites with current form.
  11. Non-League Predictions > April 3rd-5th

    Stalybridge seem to have been in fabulous form, away at a Mickleover team who aren't pulling up any trees. Stalybridge also haven't played in over a week, where they lost to a really in-form Grantham. Looks decent value to take a punt on Stalybridge for me. Spanish Will Hill gives me 2.8
  12. Non-League Predictions > March 30th/31st

    I'm quite keen to take on Bradford Park Avenue at home against Stockport. I think BPA were lucky to win mid-week, and Stockport are making a late push. I was happy to take odds of 2.7 for a Stockport win at Sportium here in Spain
  13. Non-League Predictions > March 26-29th

    I hope so. I took on your Macclesfield ante-post bet quite a few months ago