AFC Fylde v AFC Telford United (National League North)
Fylde currently sit 3rd in the table after a strong start of the season, winning 4 out of 6 games. On a 2 game winning streak, Fylde will be looking to take advantage of AFC Telford who currently maintain 20th position. Their win on Monday against Southport saw Nick Haughton get himself on the scoresheet and remain their top scorer of the season so far. However, you can expect Danny Rowe to challenge that position as he makes his return to Fylde after coming on loan from Chesterfield. Arguably Fylde’s best player of all time, Rowe returned to the starting 11 on Monday and I have no doubts that he will find the back of the net very quickly – Telford would be a likely place for this to happen.
Telford won their first game of the season, although since then have not gained points from any of their games. It could be argued that they’ve been unlucky at times, having an array of chances to take a lead in their 1-1 draw against Buxton and their bore draw away to Southport. In light of this, if they can’t find the back of the net against these teams then they’ll struggle on Saturday. In a game where Fylde are carrying a lot of momentum, this doesn’t seem likely to be the game where Telford can gain a run of form. They’ve only scored three goals this season and will need to be prolific if they want to gain anything from this fixture – this is why i’m backing Fylde to gain all three points here.
Chester v King’s Lynn Town (National League North)
There have been 9 goals in the last three Chester games, only one of them not seeing both teams score. Conveniently, the Linnets have seen the exact same statistics. To add to this, the last two meet-ups between these teams finished 3-2 and 2-2 seeing an array of chances.
Whilst King’s Lynn have had a much better start to the season, the last two games have been increasingly cagey. Saturday saw them draw to Leamington and then Monday got them back into a winning stride away at Peterborough Sports. Whilst they gained all three points, there were many occasions where you thought the home side could’ve gained an equaliser. Jordan Ponticelli has had a blistering start to the season after joining this year from National League side Wrexham, you can expect the home side to deal with him as a threat. The same applies to Gold Omotayo who has found the back of the net on many occasions this season.
You can expect King’s Lynn to enter this game with an aggressive mindset within the first 15 minutes, as observed in their previous few fixtures. I have no doubts that they will open up and Chester will be given the opportunity to catch them on the counter. Kurt Willoughby will be expected to play a key role in this after an impressive opening to the season.
Both teams should be scoring in this fixture. King’s Lynn will be the massive favourites going into this game, although their previous games have presented defensive flaws which you can expect Chester to take advantage of. The home advantage should come to their aid in this sense – the Deva is no easy place to go.
Slough Town vs Hampton & Richmond Borough (National League South)
Slough took a heavy defeat on Monday as they lost 5-1 away to a strong Bath side which brought an end to their run of form. Despite looking like a crushing defeat, manager Neil Baker made a point of saying his side played well in spells but it was defensive mistakes that let them down. Seemingly, Slough keep on dropping points in games where they play well but have a lapse of concentration, similar to their 2-0 loss to Chelmsford. I feel as though the nature of Slough’s football allows both teams to create an array of chances throughout the match and this has reflected well in their results. Only one of their games hasn’t had both teams scoring so far this season, a game where the opposition Manager Robbie Simpson stated post-match that Slough should have got something from the game.
Hampton & Richmond have only had one win this season, although more importantly they are similar to Slough in the sense that only one game so far hasn’t had both teams finding the back of the net. Tommy Wood will be leading the line on Saturday, despite a rocky start to the season he has certainly proven he knows where the back of the net is. Manager Gary McCann stated after their Monday loss to Oxford that he is aware of where the issues are and more interestingly that he was happy with how they played in spells. You can expect Hampton & Richmond to come out eager for all three points here. When you match this with Slough’s open style of play, the fixture opens up well for both teams to score.
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